Did not imitate filmy cops: Ayushmann Khurrana on Article 15 prep
The actor shares his preparation process for his upcoming turn in Anubhav Sinha's film
Ayushmann Khurrana plays the role of an IPS officer in Anubhav Sinha’s upcoming film Article 15. Set in Uttar Pradesh, the investigative drama highlights the issue of caste-based discrimination in rural India. To prepare for the part for a cop, Ayushmann interacted with real officers and observed their everyday routine. The actor says he refused to enlist film references in his performance and portrayed the character authentically.
“I met real-life cops to prepare for my role in Article 15. I am friends with Mr. Manoj Malviya who’s a senior IPS officer, based out of Calcutta and Delhi. I have personally met him a lot of times and observed his body language, Apart from that when in Lucknow for the shoot of our film. I met a few IPS officers and also observed the way they behaved in their day to day routine and how they salute. I learned and honed the basics. I did not imitate any cop from films. My intention was to imitate real life cops,” Ayushmann shared in a statement.
Article 15 also stars Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa and M. Nassar. The film is scheduled to release on June 28, 2019.