Neil Nitin Mukesh reveals why he requested an audition for Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Wazir’

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Making his debut with successful Johnny Gaddar in 2007, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has come a long way and has carved a niche for himself. He made his presence felt with his debut film itself and received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

He also garnered praise for his performance in the terrorism drama New York (2009), for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. The actor has been doing films consistently since then.

While there is nothing new in the fact that Neil had to give an audition for his first film but it is surprising to know that he himself requested for an audition for his role in Wazir. He was already signed by the makers but still he asked to audition for his own surety.

The crime thriller was released in 2016 and starred Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles. Neil palyed the titular character of “Wazir” who is sent as an assassin to attack Pandit played by Amitabh Bachchan.

During a recent promotion interview of his latest film Bypass Road, the actor shared the incident and disclosed the reason so as to why he took such a call which is very unusual for actors in Bollywood.

Sharing the reason for the same, Neil said, “I wanted to make sure that I am on the same level of thinking as they are. Many a times the actor brings in a lot. There are times when the script already demands a lot from the actor. So I wanted to make sure that there is a certain amount of understanding between the producer, the director, and me to come on the same page as far as the madness is concerned.”

On the work front, Neil has recently turned writer with his latest film Bypass Road which released on 8 November. He also produced and acted in the film while his brother Naman Nitin Mukesh directed it.


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