Neil Nitin Mukesh is venturing into South films with AR Murugadoss directorial Kaththi. The Bollywood actor will be seen in the role of a villain in the forthcoming movie. Well, he is shedding weight for his role of a baddie.
The Bollywood actor himself has confirmed the news and said that he lost the weight to have leaner and sharper looks. "I shed about 10 and a half kg for Kaththi and reduced about four and half inches on the waist. I wanted the puffiness of the face to go down, so that I could look leaner and sharper," he told the IANS.
Talking about his character in Kaththi, he said that it is not a typical villain role. He fights Vijay with intelligence. He says, "It's not a typical villain role you see in the south (southern film industry). I play an extremely polished character, a north Indian who speaks Tamil, well read and foreign-returned. As a villain, I don't fight the hero with physical power, but with intelligence."
Talking about Vijay, Neil Nitin Mukesh said that he still can't believe that Vijay is a superstar because he is down-to-earth person. He considers himself lucky for bagging the movie starring Illayathalapathy and directed by AR Murugadoss.