New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says his upcoming production “Pink” is a Delhi-set thriller and will see megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role of a lawyer. Shoojit has teamed up with Bachchan for the third time after their unreleased film “Shoebite” and last year’s hit “Piku”, which saw Big B bagging the best actor National Award recently.
“Pink”, also starring “Baby” actress Taapsee Pannu, is being directed by Bengali filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, who helmed the 2006 National award-winning film “Antaheen”. Speaking in detail about the film for the first time, Shoojit told PTI, “‘Pink’ is a thriller set in Delhi and Mr Bachchan will be seen in the role of a lawyer. There are three other important characters. One of them is played by Taapsee Pannu. There is also a North-East actress in the film.” The filmmaker praised 28-year-old Taapsee, who has also worked in his other forthcoming production “Runningshaadi.com”.
“Taapsee is a very talented girl. She was last seen in ‘Baby’ and though her role was small, she did a good job. In ‘Pink’ she is out there and impressive.” Shoojit, who is producing the film with Ronnie Lahiri, is also its creative producer and the maker says he is deeply involved in the making, more so because he does not want to let Bachchan down.
“I am all the time on the set. I am very much involved with the film. We share a great relationship with Mr Bachchan and he trusts us so I make sure the quality is great every time he works with us.”
The film’s principal photography has already begun in the national capital. It is scheduled to release on September 16. When asked whether they plan to come up with a sequel to “Piku” as it had an open end, Shoojit said, “There are no immediate plans but if in the future a potential story comes up, we would love to make it.”