MUMBAI: Actor Deepika Padukone, who is set for her forthcoming family drama Piku, believes there is a little bit of the characteristics of her titular character in everyone. She feels the film is relatable not just for the Indian audience but also for international viewers.
“As a character and a film, it’s extremely relatable not just to the Indian audience but also globally. Piku is a beautiful, quirky take on a father-daughter relationship and tells the tale of how we begin taking care of our parents as they get older,” she said.
“The film is titled Piku because it focuses on her life and follows her journey, trying to multi-task at work, family and her social life. I believe there’s a little bit of Piku in all of us,” Deepika said in a statement. Sharing her experience working with co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, she stated, “Amit ji and I have worked before as well but I enjoyed working with him a lot more this time. I really value the experience. Irrfan is also an amazing talent and I feel very fortunate to work with both of them.”
The 29-year-old along with co-star Irrfan and director Shoojit Sircar unveiled the Piku Melange Collection earlier this week. It is an ethnic fusion collection from Melange by clothing brand Lifestyle. Talking about the collection, she said: “The collection is inspired by Piku’s look in the movie. I think every woman is going to identify with the look. There are a lot of palazzo pants, easy stuff – someone who wears this stuff will look stylish and stand out while being absolutely comfortable.”
Deepika is confident that her character’s style in the film will turn out to be iconic. “As women, we get to look different in our movies and leave these looks behind as a trend, such as the iconic Sadhana cut. So, hopefully when people see the film, Piku’s look will turn out to be iconic,” she noted. Piku is slated to release worldwide on May 8.