I spent time ob­serv­ing real cops: Mandira Bedi

To get into the skin of her char­ac­ter, Mandira Bedi learned Tamil and watched Tamil cop films

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Ac­tor Mandira Bedi (left) has al­ready es­sayed the role of a cop in the TV series 24, in which ac­tor Anil Kapoor played the lead role. And now, the ac­tor is at it again in the Tamil film, Adan­gathey. Mandira shares that she watched a few Tamil cop movies as part of her prepa­ra­tion for the role. “I am very par­tic­u­lar about the roles I play, so I en­sure per­fec­tion in the char­ac­ters that I por­tray on-screen. I also spent some time ob­serv­ing real cops, while I was shoot­ing for this film,” says the ac­tor who is best known for her TV shows Shanti (1994) and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000) and ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan star­rer Dil­wale Dul­haniya le Jayenge (1995).

After work­ing mostly in Hindi films and TV shows through­out her 24-year-long ca­reer, learn­ing Tamil was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for Mandira. Ac­cord­ing to a source, she gave her best to get the di­alect right. The trailer and pro­mos of the movie show Mandira de­liv­er­ing di­a­logues in Tamil with ease and that sur­prised many of her fans.

The source says, “With­out un­der­stand­ing the lan­guage, Mandira wanted to give her best to the char­ac­ter, so she learned ba­sic words and com­mon phrases that are used in Tamil. She learned from the tu­tors and it took her two weeks time to learn the lan­guage.”

Her next is di­rected by Shan­mugam Muthusamy. The film is sched­uled to re­lease in sec­ond half of the year.

I am very par­tic­u­lar about the roles I play, so I en­sure per­fec­tion in the char­ac­ters I por­tray on-screen MANDIRA BEDI, AC­TOR

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