The screening of Kalki Koechlin-starrer “Margarita With A Straw” here has lured megastar Amitabh Bachchan to change his plans and extend his stay in the capital.
The team of “Margarita With A Straw” is holding the screening at a multiplex in Vasant Kunj on Friday. And when the 72-year-old heard about it, he decided to stay back for the screening.
The actor arrived here to receive the Padma Vibhushan - India's second highest civilian honour. He was conferred the honour by President Pranab Mukherjee at an investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
“He (Amitabh) got to know that there is a screening of 'Margarita With A Straw' in the capital and he decided to stay back in the city to watch the film,” said a source.
Directed by Shonali Bose, "Margarita With A Straw" also stars Revathi. It is set to release on April 17. Kalki, Shonali, Revathi and Sayani Gupta will be present at the screening.
The cine star will be joined by his wife Jaya Bachchan for the screening.
In "Margarita With A Straw", Kalki plays not just a real life individual but also someone who suffers from cerebral palsy.