Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh’s fans and colleagues might be over the moon with the news that Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron is coming to India along with Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton — to promote Mukesh’s upcoming film Players, a remake of their 2003 flick The Italian Job — but the 29-year-old has different plans.
“More than Charlize, I’m looking forward to meet Edward Norton. I’m his huge fan and have been inspired by his films. He is a brilliant performer,” says Neil, as he chats with us during a recent visit to the Capital.
However, he wouldn’t mind taking Theron out. “Charlize is a gorgeous woman. If I get a chance, I’ll probably take her out to one of our Indian styled restaurants to make her have some delicacies here,” says the actor.
You have to watch it to realise what I had to go through for this movie. We had to be physically fit. We were shooting in North Pole at minus 10 degrees. I had a fracture in my left hand. It was immense hard work, but good fun in the end.
On rifts with Sonam
These are just rumours. Sonam Kapoor is a darling. She is a good friend of mine. We have a great equation and we respect each other as actors and performers. None of this ever happened. I won’t fight with a gorgeous woman like her.
On producing Paidaar
It’s a tribute for my grandfather. I just hope that people like this movie. It’s just a gesture to complete the cycle that my grandfather started. It’s not a biopic. It’s a completely fictitious film and an out and out romantic thriller.
On acting technique
After every film, I take a minimum one-month break as a preparation for the next. I live with all my characters. I mould my body and my personality depending on that. You’ll never see Neil as Neil in any film, but the character that I play.