Neil says even when the script was being read to him, he perceived his character to look in a certain way. “I had a few ideas in mind. And when we all sat together to decide on the look, I suggested a particular kind of moustache that the character could sport. Even the sideburns and the hairstyle were good additions.”
Talking about his role in the film, Neil insists that David is not your run-of-the mill gangster. “He isn’t rowdy, like the other gangster roles you have seen before. David is a very intense character. He’s reminiscent of The Godfather (1972), a suave and savvy gangster,” he says.
David also stars Vinay Virmani and south star Vikram in lead roles. “Each of us has an individual story, all of which run parallel to each other. All three of them are bound by a strong narrative,” says Neil, who insists that David is nothing like his previous project 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), which had seven stories running one after the other.