One of the attractions of Vijay and AR Murugadoss' forthcoming movie Kaththi is Neil Nitin Mukesh. The Bollywood actor, who plays hero roles in Hindi films, surprisingly opted to play the main villain's role in the Illayathalapathy's film. People were curious to know why he choose the Tamil movie. And now, he has spoken about his decision to accept the offer.
Neil Nitin Mukesh has confessed that Kaththi is not the first offer to come his way from Kollywood. He was approached for many films but he turned down those projects because it did not excite him. He believes in the strength of the character and not the length of the character. So, he signed Vijay's film.
"It doesn't matter if I'm playing the protagonist or antagonist, my presence in a film should add value to the story. I've never taken the cliched route of being a hero. I've always explored myself as an actor from my first film," he told the IANS.
He added, "I prefer doing films with strong characters. When Murugadoss sir approached me for Kaththi, I was hoping I had better character than my previous films. When he narrated the story, I really liked my role even though I play an antagonist."
Kaththi features Samantha is the female lead role and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chaudhary will be playing one of the baddies in the film.