Deepika,Amitabh and Irrfan Join Workshops for Piku

Time and again, there have been many celebrities who are seen giving their best shot for their films.


Such is the level of commitment that some even go on to wait for years working on their looks for their respective films.

That seems to be the case with Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan as well. They are undergoing workshops for their respective roles in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’.

Big B may be by far the most iconic star-actor of our cinema. That doesn’t stop him from undertaking rehearsals like a newcomer for ‘Piku’ where the mega-star will share screen space with Irrfan Khan for the first time.

Though Irrfan’s schedules too are choc-a-bloc, he’ll be shooting simultaneously in Mumbai and LA. He too has agreed to participate in the acting workshops for Piku.

A source close to the project says, “This is the first time when Irrfan would be sharing screen space with the Big B. He’s understandably excited and challenged. He asked Shoojit to create a comfort level between the two specially since the Big B and Irrfan share very intense dramatic sequences in ‘Piku’.”

Shoojit says it wasn’t easy getting the actors to spare time for the workshops. “Bachchan Saab, Irrfan, Deepika and Jisshu Sengupta are all extremely busy actors. But they had absolutely no hesitation in slicing precious meat out of their fat schedules to go through the rehearsals.”

Shoojit believes workshops are specially important in this film.
“It is a very real drama, the emotions are not cinematic. The feelings expressed have to be absolutely authentic. Luckily I’ve actors who are more than willing to surrender completely to the project.They have been told that we cannot start shooting unless we do the workshops. They’re all joining me for workshops for a couple of weeks before we begin shooting.”, added Shoojit.

‘Piku’ stars Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Jisshu Sengupta in the lead roles.

The shooting for the film will being at the end of July.

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