Film counts, not promotions: Amitabh

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels content of a film decides its success and not the rigorous promotions.

Bachchan, 72, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming film Piku, said the box-office connotations have changed over the period of time.

“In a spate of excessive content on PIKU being put out from the morning, there is a moment when it comes to a halt...Promotions can only do what promotions are meant to... Eventually its the film that counts...,” Bachchan posted on his blog.

“... Box Office connotations have taken a different stance, a different reference, a different understanding...Those that are them that follow the tide, are the ones who succeed in the execution of the format,” he added.

In Piku, Bachchan plays an ageing father to Deepika Padukone. The film explores the dynamics of their relationship as they take a road trip to Kolkata. The film, releasing on May 8, is directed by Shoojit Sircar and also stars Irrfan Khan in a prominent role.

Amitabh Bachchan essays the role of a Bangali bhadrolok, while Moushumi Chatterjee plays the role of a family member.

The makers of the film released a video of day one on the sets of Piku which is called Piku Begins. Bachchan’s first look was revealed from the film that depicts his character of an old Bengali man with long hair and a big belly. 

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