PIKU Wins Six BIG Star Awards

By Sana Topiwala

Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in PIKU
Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan in Piku

Mumbai, Dec 14 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Shoojit Sircar's Indian comedy-drama Piku starring Deepika Padukone in and as Piku co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee and Jishu Sengupta picked up no less than six awards at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015 including Best Drama Film of the Year and top acting honors for Bachchan and Padukone.

Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan
Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan

The father-daughter duo of Bhashkar (Bachchan) and Piku Banerjee (Padukone) embark on a journey to Kolkata with Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan) stuck between the volatile pair in the film.

An elated Sircar said, "Piku has been a true labour of love for all of us. We are gratified by all the honours coming our way. None of us had imagined that this quirky tale of a father-daughter relationship will be able to garner such love globally. We would like to thank the Big Star Entertainment Awards for bestowing us with six awards.I would like to thank Team Piku for all the hard work in making the film so memorable for us."

Piku has also been awarded at the Indian Film Festivals of Australia, Russia and Japan previously.

Sneha Rajani, Dy.President and Head, MSM Motion Pictures, Sony Pictures Networks India and Producer, Piku said, “Piku has been an exhilarating journey for all of us. The fact that it turned out to be such a critical and commercial success, reinforces the fact that content is the king. We are thankful toMr. Bachchan, Deepika and Irrfan for giving us such memorable performances and to Shoojit Da and writer Juhi Chaturvedi for bringing alive the world of Piku.”

Deepika Padukone [WBRi File Photo]
Deepika Padukone

One of the youngest film studios in India, MSM Motion Pictures is the film production arm of Sony Pictures Networks India (formerly Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd) a subsidiary of the Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment Network of Television Channels. MSM Motion Pictures was set up in 2013 with a mandate to produce engaging, entertaining and high quality cinema in for audiences worldwide. MSM Motion Pictures' latest offering Piku has gone on to become one of the biggest and critically acclaimed films of the year.

Irrfan Khan [WBRI File Photo]
Irrfan Khan

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), (formerly Multi Screen Media Private Ltd.), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels. As a leading television network in India, SPN comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, a second Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; AXN, the leader amongst English Entertainment Channels; AATH, the Bangla movie channel, MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel; KIX, a youth-centric sports channel focusing on high adrenaline, fast-paced content and LIV - the Digital Entertainment Channel. And, MSM Motion Pictures is the company’s venture in film production. SPN is in its 21st year in India.

List of awards

Best Actor of the Year- Amitabh Bachchan
Best Actress of the Year- Deepika Padukone
Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role- Amitabh Bachchan
Most Entertaining Actress in a Drama Role- Deepika Padukone
Most Entertaining Drama Film
Big Star Nayee Soch Film of the Year