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Neil Nitin Mukesh says he is happy to carve a niche in negative roles


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Neil Nitin Mukesh, who played a negative role in Rohit Shetty’s “Golmaal Again”, says he is glad about carving a niche for himself in the negative zone. Neil, despite his chocolate boy looks, mostly features in negative characters in movie.

Talking about this inclination, Neil said, “I did negative roles from the beginning of my career. Be it in ‘Johnny Gaddaar’, ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’, ‘David’… I don’t look at roles as positive or negative. I just see that whether that character will create impact on screen or not, irrespective of screen time of that character. So it doesn’t make difference to me. As an actor, I feel you need to have conviction when you go out there. At least, I am glad that in the aspect of negative roles, I have carved niche for myself.”

Neil also spoke about his upcoming film “Saaho“, a multi-lingual film starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. Neil once again plays a negative character. “‘Saaho’ is shaping up really well. We are now preparing for action sequences of ‘Saaho’. Sujeeth is very good. He is only 26 years old but is a brilliant director. I gained weight for ‘Saaho’ but now I have to reduce that. I am finding it a bit difficult. But I think that transformation will be fun,” he said.