In his eight year long career Neil Nitin Mukesh may have played various negative characters, but the actor said that the role he has in upcoming film Wazir is his darkest portrayal yet. Neil, who made his debut in Bollywood with Johnny Gaddar, plays the titular role in the film directed by Bejoy Nambiar. “Wazir is nothing but dark, he mocks and enjoys somebody else’s pain. This is my darkest portrayal yet. I myself was quite shocked that I played this character. He is very unpredictable. Whether it’s his face, voice or look, I had to work extremely hard for this,” Neil told PTI.
The 33-year-old actor said filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is producing Wazir, was so impressed with his performance that he changed the name of the film. “When the film was offered to me, at that time it was titled Ek Aur Ek Do. After I finished shooting, I got a call from Vidhu sir and he said, ‘What have you done?’ I asked him if he was not happy with my performance. He said, ‘Happy? I am changing the name of my film to Wazir now’.”
The film tells the story of two unusual friends – a paralyzed chess grandmaster, played by Amitabh Bachchan and a grief stricken former ATS officer, played by Farhan Akhtar, brought together by a twist of fate. “Wazir” is scheduled to release on January 8.