BY ANUJ RADIA

Ayushmann Khurrana, who recently wrapped up Badhaai Ho, has begun the next spell of his Sriram Raghavan directorial venture titled Shoot The Piano Player.

The actor, who plays a visually impaired pianist in it, recently shot for a portion in Pune and is headed next month to London for the climax.

Talking about working with the Badlapur director, Ayushmann said, “Sriram will leave you open with a certain situation in the film — you have to react to it and up your game.

Also, for the role, I took piano lessons. Being a musician helped, but learning an instrument from scratch was not easy.”

Probe him if he took references from any films or characters to prep for the role, and he replies, “I preferred to meet a real-life visually-impaired pianist.

His life is the correct reference. I spent a lot of time with him, studied his body language, the way he reacts to situations, marks himself on the piano and more.”

Ayushmann gave two big sleeper hits of last year with Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Savdhan. It will be interesting to see the actor in a never-seen-before avatar in this forthcoming film!