It has been confirmed from a source close to Moushumi Chatterjee that the actress has indeed been approached to play a pivotal role in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku and that she is interested in doing the project. “Shoojit met her a few days back and narrated the story of Piku to her. She liked it and is now reading the script. But she is not opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She is one of the four pivotal characters in the films that also includes Irrfan and Deepika Padukone,” said the source.
Chatterjee who started her acting career after marriage with Balika Badhu in 1967 is known for her impish smile and a sunny demeanour. She is still remembered for films like Anuraag in which she played a blind girl, as a rape survivor in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, her comic act in Angoor, and as Sunny Deol’s sister-in-law in Ghayal. Chatterjee’s last outing was the 2013 Bengali film Goynar Baksho in which she played a ghost.
Dino Morea to play himself in Happy New Year
Dino Morea who is very keen to make a mark by doing good roles has now signed Happy New Year in which he will be making a guest appearance. “Farah Khan, the film’s director called and asked me if I would play the role. I said yes. It’s a very cool role. I shall be wearing a tuxedo and playing this charming celebrity host of a World Dance Competition,” said Morea who is currently shooting for his part this week.
The actor is also waiting for director Sanjay Gupta to finish writing the script of his film Mumbai Saga in which he will be playing one of the pivotal characters.