Deepika cel­e­brates two years of be­ing a Ben­gali

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Deepika Padukone has just cel­e­brated the sec­ond an­niver­sary of her ac­claimed film Piku, in which she played a Ben­gali ca­reer woman liv­ing in south Delhi with her fussy fa­ther, a role played mag­nif­i­cently by Amitabh Bachchan. The film be­came some­thing of a land­mark, pick­ing up a string of awards for act­ing, di­rec­tion and script.

The jour­ney of Piku, which showed an in­ex­pli­ca­ble bond be­tween the fa­ther and the daugh­ter — she re­mained de­voted to him even when she felt ex­as­per­ated with him — has been a mem­o­rable one for Deepika. It is a character that’s ex­tremely close to her heart. The ac­tor cel­e­brated the an­niver­sary two days ago.

A source says, “Deepika, who got nos­tal­gic about the shoot­ing days of the film, cel­e­brated the an­niver­sary of Piku by rel­ish­ing her favourite Ben­gali del­i­ca­cies.

“The film not only fea­tured a Ben­gali fam­ily, but was also shot partly in Kolkata. So while shoot­ing for Piku, Deepika dis­cov­ered her love for Ben­gali food. As she stayed in Kolkata for a while for the shoot, the ac­tor ex­plored the var­i­ous dishes that the city is fa­mous for.

“Deepika savoured Ben­gali sweets, es­pe­cially sandesh, one of the most-loved and best-known desserts of Ben­gali cui­sine. There­fore, she de­cided to re­live those days by in­dulging in a Ben­gali sweet treat.”

The source adds that dur­ing her Kolkata stay, the ac­tor de­vel­oped a keen in­ter­est in Ben­gali cul­ture as well.

When con­tacted, Deepika re­mained un­avail­able for a com­ment. But the ac­tor posted a video on In­sta­gram re­call­ing her shoot days that cap­tured some of the mo­ments from the film, and cap­tioned it: “2 years and count­less mem­o­ries... I miss you PIKU #2YearsOfPiku”

PHOTO: PRASAD NAIK

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