SHOOJIT SIRCAR

  • Amitabh Bachchan thanks the crew after finishing 'Piku' shoot December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed filming Shoojit Sircar's directorial 'Piku'. "Confetti and cheers ... applause and thank you pictures... crew photo opps and some emotions!! 'PIKU' shoot for me is done!," Amitabh tweeted Friday. Irrfan took to Twitter and shared a photograph in which he is seen hugging Big B and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan roots for a holistic online environment for children November 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood screen icon Amitabh Bachchan, who is also the United Nations ambassador for the Girl Child, is now "happy" to be a part of a unique cyber venture that aims to create a holistic online environment for children. "Should kids or should kids not? Isn't there a bigger responsibility of...
  • Leaving Kolkata will be tough: Amitabh Bachchan November 18, 2014

    Kolkata: As the Kolkata leg of Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' comes to an end today, megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels it will be tough for him to leave the city. The 72-year-old actor, who spent his earlier days in Kolkata, visited almost all the places of the city during the month long shoot...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: At the age of 73 I want to be a kid again November 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Reminiscing the independence and joy of his youth, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan Monday said he wants to be a kid again. "When we were young, we were asked by parents and elders what do you want to be when you grow up... we didn't have an answer at that time,...
  • Kolkata's street food? Amitabh Bachchan enjoys it thoroughly November 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently filming Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', treated his taste buds to local delicacies like kachoris and jalebis during the movie's shoot here. The 72-year-old actor stars along side Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in the film, which explores the father and daughter relationship between Bachchan's and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan films Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' at Howrah Bridge November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan shot some scenes of his upcoming film 'Piku' today at the city's iconic landmark Howrah Bridge. Bachchan, 72, filmed early morning to avoid the traffic snarls on the bridge. "Up at 4 am... at Howrah Bridge!! Sympathetic crowds, love and affection and the superb management of the...
  • Irrfan Khan thanks Shoojit Sircar for 'Piku' November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Irrfan Khan has thanked director Shoojit Sircar for for bringing him, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone on one platform in 'Piku'. The 'Paan Singh Tomar' star took to twitter to share his excitement about the upcoming film. "Thank you @ShoojitSircar for bringing all of us together @SrBachchan, @deepikapadukone in this...
  • Amitabh Bachchan rubbishes rumours of being ill; explains that neck brace is part of 'Piku' costume November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied reports that he is shooting his upcoming film 'Piku' here despite being ill. There were reports that the 72-year-old actor was not well in between the shoot of the film here, where he was spotted riding a bicycle past the iconic Writers' Building. The 'Bhootnath Returns'...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's varied moods during 'Piku' shoot in Kolkata November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan Monday sported a rather pensive look during the ongoing shooting of "Piku", a day after he was seen merrily pedalling across the streets here in a pink kurta. The 71-year-old actor's looks are as varied as the locations and has kept the public guessing about the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan cycles in Kolkata for 'Piku', says city energizes him with 'intellect and passion' November 3, 2014

    Kolkata: A nostalgic Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday relished 'too many memories' of Kolkata as he pedaled on a bicycle through the city's nerve centre BBD Bagh that houses numerous heritage structures as also the Writers Buildings - the regular seat of the West Bengal government. Amitabh arrived in the city...
  • Oversized jacket, long gray hair and a paunch! Amitabh Bachchan transforms himself for Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' October 31, 2014

    While most actors are desperately trying to get the perfect six pack abs, Amitabh Bachchan is set to make the 'family pack' fashionable. In Shoojit Sircar's next film 'Piku', Bachchan would be seen with a paunch and long gray hair. The first look of the actor in the film was...
  • Shoojit Sircar set to shoot second schedule of Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Piku' next month in Kolkata October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', which brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan for the first time, will begin shooting its second schedule in Kolkata next month. The film's first schedule was completed in Mumbai from August-September 2014. "We have the best of the talent coming together for a refreshing tale...
  • 'Vicky Donor' actor Jayanta Das passes away after battling cancer for two years October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran stage actor, Jayanta Das paased away in the capital on Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. The actor is best remembered for his role in Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' where he played Yami Gautam's father. Das, 66, was last seen onscreen playing an Army General...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...
  • Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award. Sircar, who has directed films like "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe", was presented the award here July 27. Soon after the ceremony, his Twitter page was flooded with wishes. Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and...
  • Anurag Kashyap: I'd like to tell longer stories on the small screen June 29, 2014

    Leh: Innumerable melodramatic family dramas and romantic sagas are currently dominating the small screen and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is hoping to break the clutter with his finite series "Yudh". He says if the medium allows "good" tales, he's ready to make more for it. "Yudh", due to go on air in...
  • Confirmed! Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' gets a release date June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next directorial "Piku" starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan will hit the screens April 30, 2015. The first schedule of MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited (SECL), Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri's Rising Sun Films' project will go on the floors in August...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: For me 'Yudh' has been an amazing experience June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, all set to make his grand fiction debut on television with 'Yudh', hopes that the unique story of the series will help him connect to a larger audience. 'Yudh' boasts of a plethora of talent in its writing and casting departments, led by Bachchan's...
  • Sarika: At times, working with Amitabh Bachchan is disturbing because he is so good at everything June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Sarika has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the past, but when she was offered a key role in "Yudh", Big B's fiction debut on TV, her initial attraction was to again star with the megastar. Sarika, who herself is making her TV debut, plays Big...
  • Football is in my DNA not by design but by passion: John Abraham talks about his film '1911' June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actorproducer and soccer enthusiast John Abraham, who will play footballer Sibdas Bhaduri in '1911', says the biopic is very close to his heart as it is based on his favourite game. Bhaduri captained Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where they defeated the East Yorkshire...
  • John Abraham, Shoojit Sircar to team up again for a film based on footballer Sibdas Bhaduri June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: After shelving his project on Rituparno Ghosh due to his demise, director Shoojit Sorcar is now focusing on the life of Sibdas Bhaduri, who successfully led barefooted Indians against British footballers in 1911. The 'Madras Cafe' maker has cast John Abraham in the lead role of the period...
  • It's been my dream to work with Amitabh Bachchan: Jisshu Sengupta May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar's next film "Piku", which already has a formidable cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone, just got more interesting. It now stars Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta in the romantic lead opposite Deepika. Jisshu, who made his Bollywood debut opposite Ileana D'Cruz in a guest appearance in...
  • Shoojit Sircar changes ad's script to suit injured Amit Sadh May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Shoojit Sircar, who was due to shoot an ad film starring Amit Sadh in midMarch, not just requested the concerned brand to postpone the shooting due to the actor's leg injury, but also altered the ad's script to accomodate the mishap. Amit injured himself on the sets of Subhash...
  • 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai' is a whimsical romcom; should be fun: Shoojit Sircar May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, the coproducer of 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai', hopes the film about a wedding in Bhopal turns out to be fun. The film is a smallbudget whimsical romcom directed by writer Arshad Sayyed, who recently wrote another quirky marital comedy 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. Talking about 'Satra Ko Shaadi Hai',...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Kamaljeet Negi's work in 'Madras Cafe' get Best Cinematography April 23, 2014

    Kamaljit Negi's grim and striking visuals in Shoojit Sircar's 'Madras Café' has got the nod of the readers in Best Cinematography category. 'Madras Cafe' got 28.79% votes while Mahendra Shetty's work in 'Lootera' was a close second with 25.76% votes. John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar decided to make a...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra voted the best director of 2013 April 21, 2014

    There may not have been too many Bollywood blockbusters last year, but there were enough filmmakers that proved that the art of filmmaking continues to be as impressive and impactful as ever. Being a director is never easy. For it calls for consistent efforts, clarity of thought and most importantly,...
  • After 'Spiderman', Irrfan Khan to work in 'Jurassic World' April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Accomplished actor Irrfan Khan will spend the rest of this year living out of a suitcase as he will be shooting for two films - 'Jurassic World' and 'Piku'. This week he leaves for the US to begin shooting for Colin Trevorrow-directed fourth part of the phenomenal 'Jurassic Park'...
  • I was disappointed after watching 'Vicky Donor' : Zoya Akhtar March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Zoya Akhtar feels that Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor' was an overrated film. On the chat show 'Koffee with Karan', when Karan Johar asked which was the most overrated film in the last two years, Zoya said it was 'Vicky Donor'. "I don't want to be mean but I thought...