Incidentally Pankaj is a teetotaler in real life and playing the role of a boisterous alcoholic was not that easy. ''Yes I had to do a bit of research. I observed many friends who drink so it was a great help. I also watched a lot of people from various walks of life and asked unit people a few tips. Vishal was a great help and the script also had enough requirements,'' says Pankaj Kapur
But the basic requirement to play such a role says Pankaj, is dedication and hardwork. ''To understand the craft and accept and give what the director wants is more than enough. I have tried to do what Vishal had visualized. Mandola in fact is a grounded character but an alcoholic. When he is drunk he is fun and enjoys life to the hilt. At the same time he is endearing.''
Directed by Vishal Bharwaj, MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA starring Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj kapur is all set to release on 11 January, 2013