PIKU wins six awards at ‘BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015’
Mumbai: MSM Motion Pictures’ much celebrated family comedy drama, Piku has kick-started the Indian film awards season by sweeping the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015.
The film collected six awards in the following categories:
· 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
Piku, which turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2015 and has been critically acclaimed globally, was directed by Shoojit Sircar and top lined by actors Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. The film has been on a winning spree since August this year, having already bagged top honours at the Indian Film Festivals of Australia, Russia and Japan.
Piku is a co-production of MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment and Rising Sun Films. The film was distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.
Shoojit Sircar, Director, Piku:
“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.”
Sneha Rajani, Dy.President and Head, MSM Motion Pictures, Sony Pictures Networks India and Producer, Piku:
“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.”