Piku, the much awaited film by Shoojit Sarkar is releasing in a week. What everybody is talking about is the weird casting of lead pair. Who would have expected Deepika to be cast with senior (and much respected actor) Irrfan Khan as the lead romantic pair? What few people know is that Irrfan was actually on the lookout for a role like this. He’s been playing serious character roles for far too long and wanted a change, which Shoojit gave him on a platter!
This is what Irrfan says about working in Piku, “It is a very entertaining and engaging film and love is a very important part of this story. It was Shoojit’s trust in me that he gave me a romantic lead. I was longing to do something like this. I also wanted to do comedy. Coincidentally, I got both these elements in Piku.”
Irrfan is also very appreciative of his costar in the film. He says, “I think Deepika is eager to play different characters and she wants to explore herself as an actress…that’s very interesting. She is number one in this industry and she can keep on doing these glamorous roles and can secure her space in the industry, but she is experimenting.”