Neil Nitin Mukesh was praised for his performance in AR Murugadoss's Tamil movie, Kaththi (2014). Now, the actor seems to be taking his career in the south more seriously.
A source close to Neil says that a number of filmmakers have approached him with their projects. Apparently, popular Telugu actor Prabhas wants Neil to come on board for his next production.
"Neil's performance in Murugadoss's film earned him recognition in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. That's why Prabhas has offered him the lead role in his next Telugu production," says the source.
Apparently, the larger-than-life film will go on the floors next year. It will be dubbed in Tamil and Hindi. "It's a two-hero film, and Prabhas will also act in it. He is certain that the actor will do justice to the character. Neil met Prabhas recently, and is considering the project," says the source.
When contacted, Neil confirmed the news, saying, "Tamil cinema is no more considered regional, and I'm open to exploring more options, provided the script is impressive. For me, quality is more vital than quantity. I don't think language is a barrier anymore. I learnt Tamil for Kaththi, and my role was received well. I also believe that to grow as an actor, you need to keep experimenting."