Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“My mother’s dream of me acting in a Rajshri film has come true!”- Neil Nitin Mukesh

Rajshri production since its inception in the 60’s with their debut film AARTI (1962) has been famous for making family oriented movies like DOSTI, SAARANSH, HUM SAATH-SAATH HAIN, HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN, MAINE PYAR KIYA etc. The antagonist in their film is not dark but has shades of grey and who is generally within the family like stepmother, uncle, mother-in-law etc. 

In their forthcoming film PREM RATAN DHAN PAAYO (PRDP) staring Salman Khan and Sonam, the antagonist is played by Neil Nitin Mukesh, who has earlier done a similar role in movie JOHNNY GADDAAR.

Elated at being selected for the role Neil Nitin Mukesh says, “More than me it is my mother who is quite happy because since childhood when she saw my inclination towards acting she dreamt of me acting in a Rajshri production.”


He adds, “You will be surprised to know when I was just 12 years old and went to see Rajshri production’s HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN my mother bought tickets in black at the exorbitant rate of Rs 500/- per ticket. We were three of us therefore mom paid Rs 1500/- gladly just because she wanted me to watch a Rajshri production film!”

“While returning in the cab my mother told me, ‘I know you aspire to become an actor when you grow up. Hence I have shown you this film paying such huge amount, particularly because I hope someday when you became a star then I wish you act in such films like the Rajshri productions,” he recalled. 

“I am quite thrilled as today my mother’s dream of me acting in Rajshri production’s film has finally come true,” he quipped. 

Mukesh will be seen playing the role of Ajay Singh, younger step brother of Vijay Singh (played by Salman Khan), who is rebellious and jealous of his elder brother.

Can Salman Khan out beat Aamir Khan in acting department?

Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are Bollywood’s two most sort after superstars both having a distinct fan following.

While Aamir Khan’s fans are restricted to the multiplexes thanks to his reservation for ‘Thinking’ cinema i.e. movies like 3 IDIOTS, PK, LAGAAN etc; in contrast Salman’s fans range from multiples to single screen theatre due to his penchant for doing action packed ‘Popular’ cinema i.e. movies like KICK, BODYGUARD, READY etc. 

However after Salman Khan did BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, he was flooded with appreciations that once eluded him and were usually constrained just to Aamir Khan for opting for good cinema and power packed performances.


In fact even Aamir Khan praised Salman Khan for his superlative performance in BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN and expressed his concern that if Salman had shown such maturity at the beginning of his career than he would have had many good movies to boost upon. 

Thus after BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN Salman Khan has decided to be selective and do quality movies. Hence when young film director Ali Abbas Zafar narrated him the script of SULTAN he did not hesitate to accept the movie despite the fact Aamir Khan was doing a similar film DANGAL having a wrestle backdrop. 

Call it Salman’s sharp vision or his sheer luck; the first look of SULTAN has taken film buffs by storm. Interestingly Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, who had been garnering publicity due to his dedication to his profession by beefing up his body to match up to the look of his character in DANGAL has failed to impress his fans! 

In contrast Salman Khan, who too has been working on his body to live the character of a wrestler in SULTAN, has succeeded!!! 

In a poll conducted by a popular filmy website film buffs have given a tremendous applaud to Salman Khan’s SULTAN look rather than Aamir Khan’s DANGAL look. 

According to the poll results 70% of the film buffs have highly praised the rustic look of Salman Khan in SULTAN while Aamir Khan’s earthy look in DANGAL has fetched just 30% votes. 

Thus it seems Salman Khan too is getting into the perfectionist mode and is all set to give a tough fight to Aamir Khan!!! 

However looks do not matter much it is the performance that counts. Thus the question is can Salman Khan out beat the veteran Aamir Khan in acting department! Readers give your vote….