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Actor Irrfan Khan chooses Piku over Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

Actor Irrfan Khan chooses Piku over Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Jan 2015, 11:45 am
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IBNS): Known for his unique choice of films, Irrfan Khan is one of India's most acclaimed actors but what sets him apart is his quality to remain completely loyal and committed to his work. This was proven once more when Irrfan turned down a prestigious Hollywood project for director Shoojit Sircar's upcoming comedy drama Piku, a move the actor absolutely doesn't regret.
We hear that the talented actor turned down a role in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian', co-starring Matt Damon as he had already blocked his dates for the shoot of Piku.  
Always known to be a thorough professional, Irrfan actually refused the Hollywood project as it would have required him to cancel his shoot for Piku, which was a complete no for the actor.
In an interview to a leading tabloid, Irrfan Khan was quoted saying , “It was a lengthy, pivotal role (Ridely Scott’s ‘The Martian’) but I had already committed the dates to Shoojit Sircar for Piku”.
Even though Piku is centered around a quirky father-daughter relationship, between Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, Irrfan plays a very pivotal role in the film. 
Reacting to his maiden onscreen pairing with Deepika, something that has become one of the most anticipated unconventional pairings in recent times, Irrfan reveal just what kind of equation his character shares with Piku, “It's about two people who never imagine they'll fall in love but are drawn to each other. Sometimes they feel the pull, sometimes they don't. The emotions are delicate... madhur...natural." 
‘Piku’ is a comedy drama that revolves around a quirky father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone with Irrfan Khan top lining the cast, in a pivotal author backed role. 
‘Piku’ also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Juhi Chaturvedi, the team that had scripted Vicky Donor. Produced by MSM Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films, ‘Piku’ will release worldwide on April 30, 2015.