Raj Kumar Yadav, who will be seen as lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was shot dead in his office, got the right look for his role with the help of late advocate's mother.
Hansal Mehta's "Shahid" will capture the spirit Azmi, who was defending one of the key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial. Azmi was killed in 2010.
Mehta said that when they were shooting at the Azmi's office, his mother came to visit them.
"She looked at Raj Kumar and she kept looking at him. She said the pen is missing, she made him put a pen... and she looked at his hair, sort of approved the way he was looking," Mehta said in a statement.
Reportedly, Azmi's mother was very curious to know who would be playing the role of her son and how he would look, even before the shooting of the film began.
"Shahid" is all set to release in theatres Oct 18.