December 30, 2011 03:08:26 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Due to the fact that Neil Nitin Mukesh is playing a computer wizard in the film, many have equated his characterization to that of Ed Norton in THE ITALIAN JOB, the Hollywood action thriller which has been adapted by PLAYERS. The actor had a similar role to play there though Neil insists that things have been twisted in a big way for PLAYERS. Further to that he adds that 'Spider' (the name of his character) has a very high cool quotient to him.
"This coolness comes from the fact that Spider cares a damn," smiles Neil, "He is confident of himself and doesn't try too hard to be noticed. Personally, even I am also like that as I too believe that coolness should come from within yourself. You can wear Armani, Prada or Louise Vitton and still look fake or instead you could pick up stuff from 'Fashion Street' (Mumbai) and still come across as cool and confident. It's the personality that matters which brings with the confidence and coolness quotient." CHECK OUT: Bipasha- PLAYERS is bigger than THE ITALIAN JOB
This means that while Neil is definitely taking the cool route with PLAYERS, there is Bipasha Basu who has gone all hot and sultry all over again as 'Riya'. Since the two have already worked together in AA DEKHEN ZARA before, was it the case of some old times being remembered when they reunited for PLAYERS?
"Yes of course, the comfort level was way better this time around. Even when we had come together in AA DEKHEN ZARA, there was a bonding that we had developed over a period of time. This time around the bonding was further consolidated because we had others who joined in all the fun as well. Frankly, with the kind of cast that our film boasts of, the entire experience of making it was exponentially far more enjoyable," gleams Neil, "Since this is a character oriented film with no hero and heroine, we too considered ourselves as 'players' participating as a team."
Well, we would like to give this team a dekko when it arrives on 6th January.