In an interview with Sandeep Modi who directed The Night Manager Part One and Part Two, revealed that the lead actors of the series, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor were not allowed to meet during the preparations of the show. The two also attended the workshops separately.
Elaborating on the same, Modi said, "The gritty characters are the very core of a spy-verse and for The Night Manager saga, we have two powerhouse characters driving the narrative. Shelly and Shaan are the archnemesis that are constantly in a cat and mouse chase and we wanted them to have a certain hesitance towards each other."
He further mentioned, "For this, we decided to keep Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur away from each other during the preparation of the show and the two were not allowed to meet. So, we did workshops with them separately and even during the shoot, the interaction between them was kept limited. When we look back now, we can see those workshops have paid off."
The show is a Hindi adaptation of author John Le Carre's eponymous novel and follows the chase between Kapoor's character of an arms dealer and Aditya's character who infiltrates Kapoor's empire.
The Night Manager: Part 2 is set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from June 30 which also stars Tillotama Shome and Sobhita Dhulipala in prominent roles.