It may come as a surprise to readers that Amitabh Bachchan, the Millennium Superstar and known to be a man of principle was recently spotted violating traffic norms in Kolkata near the prestigious Writers' Building, the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India.
According to reports Amitabh Bachchan was seen cycling around the high security Writers Building which is a no-cycle zone yet Sr.Bachchan was left scot free!!!
Well, before readers jump on conclusion and start criticizing the legendary actor for setting wrong principle for the younger generation…Hold on!
Actually Amitabh Bachchan was in Kolkata shooting for his upcoming movie PIKU directed by Shoojit Sircar's. The scene being picturized was a cycling shoot where Bachchan had to a cycle at the busy BBD Bagh area, which is the central business district of Kolkata. To make sure the scene was shot peacefully without Bachchan fan’s creating annoyance; the director took care to desert the area.
Amitabh Bachchan was seen wearing a pink kurta with a blue sweater over it , sporting a hearing aid and a wearing a loose cap. He cycled for a small stretch on the Red Cross Place until the director cut the shot.
Amitabh Bachchan who has a long relation with the city of Kolkata went nostalgic visiting the place. In his tweet Bachchan wrote, “'PIKU land' ... !! Too many memories flashing by as the drive from the airport ends.. but so much more to come in the days ahead. Kolkata shall always hold a special place and space within...a 'city of joy' that energises you with intellect and passion !!"
With PIKU Amiatbh Bachchan once again gambles on his image. Unlike his handsome looks the actor will be seen with long hairs and pot belly. He plays a Bengali bhadralok or a gentleman in the movie.
Director Shoojit Sircar of VICKY DONOR and MADRAS CAFE fame speaking about the movie informed, “PIKU is a heart rendering story about the warm relation between father and daughter. Deepika Padukone plays Amitji’s daughter and Irrfan plays, Deepika’s love interest.” He adds, “I am privileged to direct Mr. Bachchan along with Deepika and Irrfan. They are three powerhouse performers and it doesn't get better than this for me."