This is how Manoj Bajpayee transformed himself as a traffic policeman
Talented actor Manoj Bajpayee is back with another gem. The actor who had won critical acclaim for the portrayal of a gay professor in his recent release ‘Aligarh’ is now to be seen as a traffic policeman in upcoming release ‘Traffic’. To add authenticity to his portrayal of a cop, Manoj had studied the Mumbai cops; how they talk and communicate and their various traits and quirks.
He said, “Most of the Mumbai traffic cops or constables come from the interiors of Maharashtra. That part I had to bring it up. They are not Mumbaikars. They are all coming from Satara, Marathwada, from the interiors. They have a different culture, way of speaking, communication is different,”
He further added, “If you’re living in Mumbai and if you keep your eyes and ears open, you keep meeting these guys. As an actor you are observant all the time. You don’t have to go looking for some one guy. I don’t do it, never done it.”
Traffic is based on a real-life incident that happened in Chennai. A doctor couple had donated the organs of their 15-year-old son who died in a Road accident. The young boy’s heart was transported to another hospital for a girl who required heart transplant. The road journey, which would’ve taken close to 45-minute, was completed in 11 minute as the police cleared the way and gave green signal for the ambulance to pass.
‘Traffic’ also stars Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutta. It is scheduled to release on May 6.