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PIKU – The casting coup of the year

Piku On The Set - Amitabh DeepikaOne of the biggest casting coups in recent times, Shootjit Sircar’s Piku—that brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan together for the first time, has kicked off its second schedule in Kolkata in November 2014 having kicked off with a successful schedule in Mumbai in August-September 2014.

Produced by MSM Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films, Piku is set to be one of the most awaited films of 2015 especially since Shoojit Sircar wields directorial baton post his two break away hits- Vicky Donor ( 2012) and Madras Café (2013)

A slice-of-life cinema, Piku is a quirky roller coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh and Deepika, along with Irrfan in a pivotal author backed role.

Piku also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri with Juhi Chaturvedi, who has scripted the film and earlier won accolades and awards for Vicky Donor.

Shoojit who is once again all set to create celluloid magic says, “Piku is a story that will warm your heart and make you smile! We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale of a father-daughter relationship. I am privileged to direct Mr. Bachchan along with Deepika and Irrfan.They are three powerhouse performers and it doesn’t get better than this for me. “

Amitabh Bachchan adds, “”What makes the process of filming Piku extremely enjoyable is that it is helmed by Shoojit Sircar and also stars the immensely talented Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. The film has an interesting story and there is a lot of excitement on the sets.”

Irrfan says, “ There are several projects that I undertake in a year but there’s always that one film that you look forward to and to me Piku is that film. I am really excited and look forward to begin work on this one”

Deepika Padukone adds, “It’s a huge honor for me to be working with such stalwarts on Piku. I am extremely nervous but also very excited as Piku is the kind of cinema I believe in. Everyday I walk onto the set with butterflies in my stomach ! I hope I do justice to Piku and bring her alive onscreen in a way that audiences fall in love with her.”

Sneha Rajani, Dy. President and Head of MSM Motion Pictures, says, ” We at MSM believe in entertaining audiences with content that resonates with them by partnering with the best talent in the industry. We are really excited about Piku and am happy that that the film has commenced its first schedule and soon we will able to bring this heartwarming film to audiences across the world.

Piku is slated for release April 30th, 2015

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