Due to the kind of films he has done, Neil Nitin Mukesh’s name is synonymous with dark, edgy subjects that have a thrill element. The actor, however, feels he will have an image makeover in debutant director Prerna Wadhawan’s film which stars him with Richa Chadha.
It is Neil’s first love story on the big screen. Though his earlier films like Lafangey Parindey did have romance thrown in, it focused more on the physical challenges his character had to battle with.
Says a source, “His upcoming film is an out-and-out love story. The kind that most B-Town actors would choose as a launchpad. But Neil chose a different path with his films ever since Johnny Gaddar.”
Adds the source, “The genres of films that Neil has done so far has the audience seeing him as an underworld character or in gangster mode. But now Neil is stepping into the chocolate boy mode.”
Neil, who also features in Bejoy Nambiar’s film as well as a supernatural thriller, feels all the three projects will showcase him in distinct avatars. As the source puts it, “Bejoy chose Neil given his personality in the edgy thriller space. Given the ease with which he fits into the edgy space, Bejoy is basing the promotional campaign on him.”