Bollywood is all set to witness an unusual pairing of sorts. And of course it can happen only in Bollywood. Actors, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone will star opposite each other in an upcoming movie directed by Shoojit Sircar called Piku.
This is the first time Irrfan and Deepika are cast together, that too in a romantic film, much to the surprise of Hindi cinema lovers. Bollywood Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan is also said to be a part of the movie.
It is worth mentioning that Irrfan and Deepika, have their own distinctive appeal and charisma that lights up the silver screen. While Khan is well-known for his superlative acting abilities garnered while essaying memorable characters in unconventional cinema, it is no secret that Miss. Padukone is the reigning queen of Bollywood masala movies.
Both the actors are extremely talented and have many awards and recognitions to their credit. Their hard work and sheer dedication towards the craft of acting, has brought them several accolades that are very well deserved.
Irrfan Khan, has won three Filmfare Awards, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The forty-seven-year-old, has amassed great popularity and critical acclaim for being a part of famed projects such as, Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, Gunday, and not to forget his latest film The Lunchbox, that has been appreciated not only by Irrfan’s fans but also many in the film fraternity.
The Warrior star is also one of India’s biggest exports to Hollywood. His mainstream work in English language movies include, Slumdog Millioniare, The Namesake, The Amazing Spider-Man, Life of Pi among others.
Talking about Deepika Padukone, the sultry actor is a prominent name among A-list Bollywood actors. She has starred in box-office hits such as Om Shanti Om, Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time, Chennai Express. The Bangalore beauty received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her terrific performance as Leela in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hindi drama romantic film, Goliyon Ki Rassleela Raam-Leela, an adaption of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times.
Earlier the model turned actress had won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Om Shanti Om. She also has several award nominations to her credit.
Talking to media Irrfan expressed his happiness about working with Deepika and was all praise for the gorgeous diva. “Let’s see how it goes. She’s a wonderful girl. I’m sure I’ll have a great time working with her,” he stated.
When asked about their unusual pairing Khan was quick to respond.
“Deepika wants to broaden her horizons, so she’s trying different kinds of work. It’s brave on her part to accept such roles at this stage. It’s going to be a new experience for her. The audience also needs that freshness from an actor. She’s a very intelligent and brave actor,” Irrfan Khan stressed.
Irrfan will also be seen playing an antagonist in the upcoming 2015 film Jurassic Worldwhile Deepika has as many as six film projects in her kitty, the prominent ones being Happy New Year, Bajirao Mastani and Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan opposite megastar Rajnikanth.