Deepika Padukone and Neetu Kapor were snapped together at a recent event in Mumbai. In the picture, they can be seen engaged in a deep conversation
One actor she would like to work again with? No, it is not her alleged beau actor Ranveer Singh or her former boyfriend actor Ranbir Kapoor. Deepika would love to work again with her Piku co-star Irrfan Khan. "Irrfan challenges me to do better," she said
"In Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me. That says two things - one that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price scale because I have been working for so long and maybe I am not that important now to get that kind of money," said Amitabh Bachchan
The Bengali film, with music by Piku composer Anupam Roy, is about three characters - an assassin, a prostitute and a drug dealer. It hits theatres today, and stars Anjan Dutt, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy's Swastika Mukherjee, and Ritwik Chakraborty
"One does feel bad and sad if a film doesn't get released. But we have moved on. We are still trying if something can happen," said Shoojit Sircar
"If he (Amitabh Bachchan) is saying so then there is some truth to it. Deepika is the biggest star and she was the diamond in the whole montage of actors and I am glad he acknowledged Deepika's work," Irrfan Khan said.
Amitabh Bachchan received the Best Actor prize for his role in Shoojit Sircar's Piku, while Kangana Ranaut took home the Best Actress trophy for her double role in Aanand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Returns. This is Mr Bachchan's fourth win and third for Kangana.
"Back now 3:54 am from Delhi and National Award ! So humbled and touched, for President of India to take my name in his speech," Big B wrote on Twitter
Amitabh Bachchan will receive the Best Actor prize for his role in Shoojit Sircar's Piku, while Kangana Ranaut will take home the Best Actress trophy for her double role in Aanand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Returns. This is Mr Bachchan's fourth win and third for Kangana.
"We were expecting Mr Bachchan to win. I was quite sure that he had great chances of winning the best actor award as he was incredible as Bhashkor Banerjee. I was really hoping for Deepika to win the Best Actress award as I feel she gave a beautiful performance," said the film's director Shoojit Sircar
"It's not the first time and we are very proud of Paa. He has won his award yet again. His every performance deserves to be celebrated. Thank you on behalf of paa and we love him and God bless him," said Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya, who was last seen in 2015's Jazbaa, will soon be seen in Omung Kumar's Sarbjit
Amitabh Bachchan won Best Actor for Piku - his fourth National Award - and Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns. This was Kangana's third National Award win after last year's Best Actress National Award for Queen and 2009's Best Supporting Actress National Award for Fashion