Mega star Amitabh Bachchan posted a first look of his film Piku on his Twitter and Facebook pages. Currently, the 71-year-old is shooting for the film in Kolkata. He arrived in the city Sunday morning (November 2) to shoot. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of father to Deepika Padukone in Piku.
The superstar felt nostalgic, as he rode a bicycle sporting a hat and sweater over a kurta and sneakers through BBD Bagh in the afternoon while shooting for the film. BBD Bagh is the main attraction in Kolkata where there are several heritage buildings, as also the Writers’ Building and is the regular seat of West Bengal government.
A plethora of people gathered in the area to see the glimpse of the megastar cycling a short distance on Red Cross Place. Bachchan posted images on Facebook with the caption “Kolkata ki galiyon mein cycle chalaate huea .. film ‘PIKU’ ki shooting ..”.
He posted on twitter, “In ‘PIKU land’ … !! Too many memories flashing by as the drive from the airport ends .. but so much more to come in the days ahead. Kolkata shall always hold a special place and space within…a ‘city of joy’ that energises you with intellect and passion !!”
Piku is directed by Vicky Donor director Shoojit Sircar. The film is stated to release on April 30, 2015.
BY SHRIKRISHNA IYER