Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to begin filming Shoojit Sircar's Piku here and says he is energised by the passion and intellect of the city.
The 72-year-old actor is portraying the role of an aged father in Piku. The film explores relationship between Mr Bachchan's character and Deepika Padukone, who plays his daughter.
Mr Bachchan wrote on Twitter
T 1663 -In 'PIKU land' ... !! Too many memories flashing by as the drive from the airport ends .. but so much more to come in the days ahead
- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 2, 2014
T 1663 - Kolkata shall always hold a special place and space within .. a 'city of joy' that energises you with intellect and passion !!- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 2, 2014
The first picture of Piku, which was recently released, shows Mr Bachchan sporting a pot-bellied look.
The film also stars Irrfan Khan.