Actress Deepika Padukone didn’t squirm once while reciting the already infamous toilet lines to her screen-father Amitabh Bachchan in upcoming film, PIKU. Revealing his lead actress’ complete ease, director Shoojit Sircar says in admiration, “I never had to convince Deepika to do the lines. In fact she agreed to do the film after I enacted just one scene in front of her. Just one scene! After that one scene she said, ‘I am going to do the film.’ As for Mr. Bachchan, he heard the full script, then we had a discussion.”
Shoojit is truly impressed by Deepika Padukone’s growth as an actress. “Her choice of roles has been tremendous. I think her choosing to do Piku is also a very brave decision. To mouth the kind of dialogues that talk of bodily functions would embarrass many actresses. But she can say anything with grace. She is so much in control of the language.”
Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar of the millennium; Deepika Padukone, India’s numero uno actress; and Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s best export ever to the West, have come together for Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama PIKU, that releases in cinemas worldwide on 8th May 2015. Produced by MSM Motion Pictures, Rising Sun Films and Saraswati Entertainment, PIKU is being distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.