Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta has been signed to romance the reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, in Vicky Donor director Shoojit Sircar’s Piku.
The film already has a huge star cast in amazingly talented actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan.
Jisshu was seen in a special appearance in Anurag Basu’s Barfi and will also be playing Rani Mukherji’s husband in Pradeep Sarkar’s ‘Mardaani’.
Sources close to Shoojit say, he was impressed with Jisshu’s acting histrionics and he also suited the character perfectly.
“It’s a big break with a director I really admire and with actors I really love. It has been my dream to work with Mr. Bachchan from the time I decided I wanted to be an actor. Irrfan-ji is another actor I truly admire” said Jisshu.
Talking about Deepika, he said its been a dream to romance her “As for Deepika, isn’t she everyone’s favourite dream girl these days?”