"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
"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.
"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
Amitabh Bachchan won the Critics' Choice (Male) Award for Piku while Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress in a Leading Role (Female) Award. Ranveer Singh won the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani