In a recent media interview, Vivek Oberoi revealed that he revisited his debut film Company (2002) to seek inspiration for Dharavi Bank from Mohanlal's character of Veerappalli Srinivasan IPS, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police.
"There are some performances that stay in your heart for life. Though 'Company' was my first film, it was a learning ground for me. I was surrounded by the best actors of our times from Ajay Devgn to Mohanlal. For 'Dharavi Bank', I, in fact, went back to Mohanlal Sir's performance all over again. He played Veerappalli Srinivasan IPS, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police. I have vivid memories of how he approached his scenes."
"His technique comes from experience so there's a certain effortlessness in how he plays it. It is all fresh in my mind - how he approached the character, how he prepared for it, his demeanour on set. I have tried to use some of his tricks for the part. Because I am familiar with a lot of cops in the Mumbai Police Force, even the guidance they provided helped me.