Shouting with all energy, shrieking abuses at a hero in local
language and bad looks are the regular qualities of an over-the-top
villain in Tamil films. But those characters will not be projected
by Neil Nitin Mukesh in his debut Tamil movie Kaththi starring
Neil Nitin Mukesh will be seen as the one, who is bad by nature
and not by looks. According to the Bollywood actor, he wants to
enact a role that will really impress the audience. "There is a
tendency for any villain to go over the top while playing a baddie.
I have avoided that in Kaththi. I wanted to ensure my
character doesn't go overboard and only appear as someone who is
bad by nature and not by looks," Neil told IANS.
The actor plays the role of a villain, who has returned from a
foreign country. Hence, his looks have been designed like
international stars. "Thanks to my stylist Rupali, I've been made
as stylish as Brad Pitt and David Beckham. Since I play a
foreign-returned character, I wanted to look like I belong there," he added.
The underlining part of the story is that Neil Nitin Mukesh is
learning the Tamil language to perform better in Kaththi
and it has impressed Vijay and AR Murugadoss.