‘I’ll be meaner than Norton’
Neil Nitin Mukesh is itching to play the baddie in the Hindi remake of Hollywood film, The Italian Job, and the actor promises that he will be 100 times meaner than Edward Nortan.bollywood Updated: Sep 29, 2010 01:23 IST
Neil Nitin Mukesh is itching to play the baddie in the Hindi remake of Hollywood film, The Italian Job, and the actor promises that he will be 100 times meaner than Edward Nortan. The Jail star would be playing the character originally enacted by Norton in 2003.
Directed by F Gary Gray, The Italian Job was about a gang of robbers who created the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles history, hence giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion.
“The Indian character would have a far greater depth. The Hindi remake will retain the fun and thrills but we saw only one side of Ed Norton in the original. However, my character is 100 times meaner than him,” Neil said, sounding daring enough to compare himself to the Hollywood A-lister.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan are currently scouting the location for the film and the actor says they would soon sit together to finalise the look and graph of the character
Talking about his look, Neil throws a hint about growing a beard and long hair for his role. “I can’t say much about my look since it is still under the process of being finalised. But, yes, to give my character a mean look, I would most likely be seen in a beard and long hair. It will stand out for sure,” says Neil, who first got noticed with debut film, Johnny Gaddaar.
Neil also has something to say tho those who thought he was too much of a pretty boy to play the role of a tapori in Lafangey Parindey. “I was appalled when some felt I was too good looking for my part of a tapori. Come on, can’t people in bastis and chawls be good looking?” says the actor, who is also looking forward to the release of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf.
First Published: Sep 28, 2010 16:03 IST