Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has been cruising the streets of Mumbai on a bike — for the shooting of his latest movie. The actor got mobbed recently despite the security bandobast.
Neil plays the role of a biker cruising the streets of Mumbai with co-stars Kay Kay Menon and Piyush Mishra in Yashraj Films’ new production directed by Pradeep Sarkar.
The production unit tried to keep Neil’s shooting for four consecutive nights last week in various parts of Mumbai, including King’s Circle, Ballard Pier, Marine Lines and the Asiatic Library, a secret. Though the bandobast at all the spots was foolproof, a large group of fans surrounded Neil at Marine Lines. As the security guards tried to put off the mob, matters got worse and Neil had to be whisked away.
Says Neil: “Luckily, Yashraj’s security arrangements are impeccable. We never knew there would be so many people on the streets post-midnight. Mumbai in the dead of the night was a new experience for me.”
“I’m not telling you anything beyond the fact that our film is at the moment titled Production No 37. Don’t ask me why. I don’t think Yashraj has made 36 films. And yes, if my parents hear about me doing dangerous stunts they’ll freak out,” the actor quipped.
Neil can’t wait to work with Deepika Padukone in the film. “Deepika and I vibe very well. I’ve known her from the time she was seeing Ranbir Kapoor. Deepika and I have been rehearsing rigorously for this film for one month. She’s a lovely co-star.”