Vicky Donor actor Ayushmann Khurrana recently assisted director Shoojit Sircar in John Abraham's next production Madras Cafe.
The actor travelled to Kochi for 10 days to work on a crucial dramatic scene in the film.
Though Ayushmann was keen on assisting the director through the entire schedule, his professional commitments did not permit him to.
Talking about Ayushmann, Shoojit Sircar said, "Ayushmann had told me during Vicky Donor that if the film tanked and he didn't get any work thereafter, he would assist me. But the film worked and he became a star. However, to get a better hang of direction, he did join us for a few days on the sets of Madras Cafe and proved to be a talented assistant."
"I wish I could be there for all 40 days of the Madras Cafe shoot. Shoojit has a fabulous set up," Ayushmann said. "It was fascinating to see actors from a different point of view. I hope this experience results in making me a better actor.
Madras Cafe is scheduled to release on August 23.