He is distinctly known for his good looks and slowly and steadily he’s made a name for himself in the league of performing actors. Why not we say, after all, his choice of films is extraordinary and it’s more than apparent that stardom isn’t what he is vying for. Neil Nitin Mukesh, the son of legendary singer Mukesh, has gone ahead and did a cover for Hi Blitz that is far from conventional. Neither retro, nor high fashion, it is, hold your breath, a la anti-fashion.
Yes! A complete geeky photo shoot with glasses, printed button down shirt and the jazz. Neil makes no bones about the fact that he is here to perform, as he says, “I have come here as an actor, only the audience can make star out of me.” He started his career with a small budget film unlike his contemporaries Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan who made a smashing entry but like the industrywallas say he might just be the dark horse of Hindi cinema and that certainly shows in his attitude. Says Neil, “I am one of those guys who don’t leave anything midway. When Johnny Gaddar got stuck, many people told me to move on but I didn’t. I don’t discuss how much money any movie makes. I am happy as a creative person.”