He stated, "Since my role is that of a Police Commissioner, I met Mumbai top cops such as Rakesh Maria and Javed Ahmed while doing research for my role. When I actually interacted with Javed Ahmed, that time he was anti terrorism squad head. We met over dinner and I narrated the story of A Wednesday to him and he simply loved it. I observed these top officials very carefully and have tried to imbibe their calmness in my character."
He further added, "Though I have been acting since past so many years, I won't lie in saying that it was not easy to play this particular role, in fact the most difficult part of it was to constantly be that person, it was no casual acting. It was very difficult. As a home work I tried watching few films, which I thought on the similar lines like…Day of the Jackal etc. But all these things just confused me more and more, so finally I decided to be my own reference point."