When director Susi Ganeshan wanted Neil Nitin Mukesh to play the lead in his film Shortcut Romeo, his first instruction to the actor was that he wanted him to sport long hair in the film. Neil, being a fine artist, made sketches of his look with the long hair for the director’s approval and then zeroed in on the final look for the film.
Director Susi Ganeshan says, “I wanted him to have long hair for the role so we asked him to wear a wig. He said that instead of a wig he would grow his hair naturally long. He took all the trouble to grow his mane and we loved the look.”