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I Was Scared while Signing Indu Sarkar: Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh has been in the midst of positive reviews for the role he played in the recently released film Indu Sarkar. In the film, Neil plays a character inspired by the late Sanjay Gandhi. The film is set in the period of the Emergency in India. Indu Sarkar stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kirti Kulhari, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury in lead roles.

Asked about the challenges he faced to perform the character, Neil said, “I am very glad that Madhur (Bhandarkar) thought that I can pull of this role. But, I was very scared when I signed the film, as it happens to be related and completely in sync with a real life person. “

“I feel creating fictitious characters are much easier the way I did in my films like Wazir or 7 Khoon Maaf, because nobody has seen those characters in real life. But to keep a realistic approach and looks matters in a film like Indu Sarkar. There is a section of the audience who have seen this man in person and who knows history. So there would be constant comparisons, and for that, my body language could not be over the top. I can’t be loud as the dialogue may demand, the impact has to be created by the eyes. The terror that was created in that era had to be reenacted in a subtle manner. I am glad it turned out really well.”

indusarkarNeil had impressed the audience with his first few films, but after that, he lost track. But now again, he is back to the same rhythm, reports News Helpline. Talking about his lowest period in between as an actor, he said: “This is my 10th year in the film industry after debuting in Johny Gaddar. Each time, I tried to present a story which was different and challenged myself as an actor. But there was a time when directors and audience had perception that I can’t do challenging roles and I can do  only good looking hero roles. I got a little scared then. Therefore last year, I did Wazir. And this year, when Madhur offered me Indu Sarkar, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. After this, I am working in Saaho along with Prabhas, and in Golmaal Again. I needed variations in terms of roles, because right from my first film, I came to the industry to mark my presence as an actor. I am glad that things are turning good at this point of time.”

Neil Nitin also talked about Indu Sarkar’s box-office collections, he said, “There are films that grow with word of mouth publicity. The upswing for our film was very encouraging. There was a lot of controversy surrounding this film, but eventually, the film did release and we have witnessed a great upswing on Saturday and Sunday. This film has been made on very concise and miniscule budget, so I feel Bharat Shah and Madhur will not have any stress in terms of recovery, because it’s a well made film on a very small budget.”