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Irrfan Khan to romance Deepika Padukone in Shoojit Sircar's Piku

Shoojit Sircar's next Piku, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone as father-daughter, is likely to feature Irrfan as Deepika's lover. The film is expected to go on the floors later this year.

bollywood Updated: Mar 25, 2014 14:09 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times
Irrfan Khan,Deepika Padukone,Amitabh Bachchan

After being cast opposite actresses like Tabu (in Maqbool, 2003, and The Namesake, 2006) and Konkona Sen Sharma (in Life In A… Metro; 2007),

Irrfan Khan

seems all set to romance Deepika Padukone in

Shoojit Sircar’s

upcoming film.

Shoojit is currently working on his next, titled Piku, that revolves around a father-daughter relationship.


Amitabh Bachchan

plays the father, Deepika will be his daughter in the film.

Although Irrfan’s role — that of


’s love interest — hasn’t been spoken about much, an insider reveals that he does have a substantial part in it.

We tried reaching Shoojit, but he remained unavailable for a comment.

A source close to the Madras Café (2013) director says, "He is in the script discussion stage with Bachchan sir at the moment. He will only talk about the film once things are finalised."

The film is expected to go on the floors later this year.

Incidentally, this is the second film that Shoojit and Bachchan will do together. They have previously worked on a movie titled Johnny Mastana that never released due to a legal tangle.

First Published: Mar 25, 2014 10:20 IST