September 29, 2011 06:27:13 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Simi Garewal's chat show 'Simi Selects India's most desirables' will see Neil Nitin Mukesh in this week's episode on Star World. On being asked by Simi Garewal how he was named Neil he said, "When I was born, Lataji came home and she saw me and said 'ye to angrez ka bachha lagta hai ....ye toh angrez ka bachha dikhta hai, iska naam Neil hona chahiye ...aur N-e-e-l nahi, N-e-i-l."
SIMI GAREWAL and NEIL NITIN MUKESH
When asked that he has inherited the talent from Mukeshji, why he is not showing off his genes? Neil said, "Very soon. Very soon you'll be hearing me compose, sing, act...yeah!
On being asked what do you desire in a woman? He said, "I think she needs to be simple, smart and stylish -somebody who understands that I respect my family a lot, and they are my priority and somebody who will help me build that."
When Simi asked Neil if God gives him a choice to either have a great movie career as a top star or find a soul mate? Which would he choose and he replied, "I probably will choose soul mate. A soul mate is something that you rarely find."
Ash him if his parents are his friends and he says, "No not at all. I mean that's one thing that papa has made sure that we never make our parents our friends. My father is not a buddy to me. My father is my father. If my father becomes my buddy then who is my father."
On being asked if it's true that his father doesn't sleep till he comes back home at night he said, "Actually my father is like a baby. And he needs to be pampered and constantly looked after. But being a father I would probably do the same if my sons are out and at late hours of night. I would be worried about him. I would expect him to come back and be safe in his in his bedroom and that's exactly what papa does".
On being asked who were his close friends while growing up? He said, "The Mukesh family and the Kapoor family are one - in fact Ranbir and I were in the same college. Arya Babbar, Mimoh (Mahaakshay) - Mithun Da's son...quite a few of us and Ranbir is a mad mad fellow, definitely. I never saw him attending one lecture. I think Ranbir Kapoor had his own college going on outside HR college - there was this entire class and he was the principal and the teacher. I so wanted to be a part of his, small, school."
When Simi questioned on his single status he at once said, "I am single but I am open to the fact that I can fall in love. I think the most attractive quality in a woman is her hair. And then of course the eyes. On being asked who does he think has redefined their status to become symbol of desirability he said, "I think it would be Priyanka Chopra. I think because she's multi-faceted and she's a brilliant performer."