It is a known fact that Neil has done all his stunts on his own for Players. In fact, the actor also fractured his finger while shooting for the film.
However, the most challenging experience for him was when he got stuck in snow in Russia. “We were shooting in extreme climatic conditions in Murmansk. It is located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, and the whole area was covered with snow. We could not cancel a single shooting day as we were on a tight schedule and continued shooting in spite of rough weather. Neil, during an action scene, got stuck in the ice, and the unit ran to his rescue and rushed him to the heating zone. He had frost bites and his body temperature dropped drastically,” revealed an insider, who was present when the scene was being shot.
Shooting for Players has been one of the most physically straining experiences for the cast and crew. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu and Sonam Kapoor and is set to release early next year.