When asked about the on-set experience with his
co-stars, the actor says, "It's been one of the most satisfying film experiences.
All the actors worked incredibly hard. Everyone came to the sets having done
their homework and was open to improvisations. It was a great experience on and
So, was he surprised to see the hard work put in by the mainstream
stars? "The credit should go to Zoya (director Zoya Akhtar) for believing in
preparations and yet being so open to experiments." On working with Zoya, he
adds, "Zoya knows exactly what she wants, but is willing to experiment on how
to get there. She will give an actor all the freedom the actor wants but she
won't compromise on the aim and intent of the scene. She has a clear idea of
who each character is."
Talking about his own preparations for the role, he shares, "When I was doing the biography of the character with her before the movie was shot, we had the most fun, because both she and I have met people like this."