Shoojit Sircar would love encore with Piku ensemble cast
Director Shoojit Sircar enjoyed working with Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan in Piku so much that wants to reteam with the cast for an encore.
Shoojit said it is just not about the actors but the story of Piku also has enough scope for a second movie.
“I want to do a couple of more films with these three actors. I love them. I just want to explore more with Deepika, Mr Bachchan and Irrfan, all of them are terrific actors.
“I wish Piku had not ended and we should have written more and more. I would love to do a Piku sequel because I loved the relationships between them in the film. I would love to continue this one.
There is a story...” Shoojit told media persons. The four-film-old director is at ease ahead of the release of Piku this Friday as he feels he has matured with his latest theatrical outing.
“There are no butterflies this time. With my first two films I was nervous but now I am not. Maybe I am more experienced. The most important question for a director is ‘Am I happy watching my film?’ Most of the times it becomes a task to watch your own film.
“I am happy with ‘Piku’. Out of all the films that I have done, Piku is more mature direction wise also. People will see many new elements in this film,” he said.
Shoojit may have evolved in his craft over the years but he admits something that remains a constant in his work is Satyajit Ray’s influence, especially the simple stories and their realistic treatment.
“My teaching is all Satyajit Ray. In Piku, you will find a lot of Ray. Three-four films of his have inspired elements in this film. Vicky Donor was also influenced by him.
“Ray picked up very simple subjects and normal human relationships to weave his stories. And that satire, that humour and quirkiness with which he told such stories, attracted me,” Shoojit said.
In the current lot of directors, Shoojit admires works of Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Hirani, Sujoy Ghosh and Imtiaz Ali because he feels these directors are focused towards bridging the gap between commercial and off-beat cinema.