Mumbai, March 15 -- Kunal Kohli, who is making his acting debut in his next directorial, took care to ensure that he has the talent to pull off the role.
He signed up for private acting lessons with theatre director Barry John, who has trained stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, and more.
"I called Barry and said that I wanted to take up private classes with him. The funny part is that I told him I would pay him only if he would advise me against taking up acting. But, in the very first week, he assured me that I can act, and that I should take up the role," says Kunal.
The film-maker says that he always wanted to act, and had imagined himself playing the role he has in the film, but he was reluctant to take a decision, since it was his own directorial. "I shared the script with everyone, including Barry John, as I wanted to pass his test," says Kunal.