"Working with Amitabh Bachchan was fantastic. He is one of the legends of Indian cinema. People will see him in a new avatar in 'Piku', just like a new hero. He is the one who has always shown us a path. He knows how to challenge yourself at this age. He is brilliant to work with. He was like a child on set," Sircar said .

One wonders if Sircar, who surprised the audience with his sensitive handling of the concept of sperm donation and infertility in his hit 2012 film 'Vicky Donor', has also included humour in "Piku", which has the father-daughter relationship at its core.

Asked about it, Sircar said "'Vicky Donor' was absolutely below the belt comedy, but everybody understood it. Cinema is a medium which everybody understands. So, it's wrong to say that the mass will not understand 'Piku'."

“The film is a family entertainer. People understood 'Vicky Donor' and they also understood many other films. They understand a Hrishikesh Mukherjee or a Raju (Rajkumar) Hirani film, even though Raju's films have strong messages with a quirk. So, we should not underestimate the masses' intelligence."

'Piku' explores the beautiful relationship of a father (Big B) and a daughter (played by Deepika Padukone), while Irrfan Khan plays a mediator of sorts between the two.

Sircar says the film with a "fresh idea and casting" made people smile with its trailer itself."'Piku' is inspired from real life people. Every person can connect the film to himself and his family," he added.

'Piku', which also stars Moushumi Chatterjee, Raghuvir Yadav and Jishu Sengupta among others, will release on Friday.


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