Piku: Amitabh Bachchan cycles in Kolkata, praises the city (see pics)
Kolkata: A nostalgic Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday relished "too many memories" of Kolkata as he pedalled on a bicycle through the city's nerve centre BBD Bagh that houses numerous heritage structures as also the Writers Buildings - the regular seat of the West Bengal government.
Amitabh arrived in the city Sunday morning to shoot for "Vicky Donor" director Shoojit Sircar's upcoming film "Piku", where he plays the role of father to starlet Deepika Padukone.
"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. Kolkata shall always hold a special place and space within...a 'city of joy' that energises you with intellect and passion !!", the 71-year-old one-time angry young man of Indian cinema posted on his Twitter page.
Amitabh had migrated to the eastern metropolis in search of a future and a job in the early 1960s and survived on a salary of Rs.500 by working for a private company. Later, he switched to Mumbai to make it big in the silver screen.
He cycled in the afternoon as part of the shooting for the film that is scheduled to hit the screens April 30, 2015.
A large number of spectators gathered in the area as the megastar cycled a short distance on Red Cross Place.