In 2007 released JOHNNY GADDAAR and though the film didn't do the kind of business that was expected from it, especially after critics, members from the film fraternity and the segment of audience that watched the movie hailed it, it went down as one of the best made movies of the year. Director Sriram Raghavan gave yet another edgy film after EK HASEENA THI while industry took a sigh of relief as a newcomer named Neil Nitin Mukesh announced his entry into the film industry loud and clear.
So where did Neil disappear after that? After all he was missed after JOHNNY GADDAAR and that is nothing less than a sacrilege in the glamour world where out of sight could well mean out of mind.
Laughs Neil, ''I hadn't gone anywhere. Luckily for me there hasn't been a creative lull since I was only busy working in multiple films one after another. Yes, I am aware that suddenly my fans and audiences have been wondering that why there hasn't been a film release of mine for more than a year. Well, wait for a little while since in months to come I will be seen a lot more.''
''To begin with there is AA DEKHEN ZARA and then there is NEW YORK in May. Meanwhile, third movie of mine which is complete, TERA KYA HOGA JOHNNY, is already making festivals round and is expected to arrive in theaters around June/July.''
This seems like a long list indeed.
''Wait, there is more'', he smiles, ''I am also beginning to shoot for JAIL with Madhur Bhandarkar in March and that too should be out before the end of the year. So as you know now, there hasn't been a single free moment in my life since the release of JOHNNY GADDAAR. Luckily I haven't face the situation where I have to bite my thumb nails and wonder what next to do.''