Neil Nitin Mukesh’s ‘David’ to release in 2013

Bejoy Nambiar’s film ‘David’ had been in the news for a long time. It was reported that the makers were doing the film with Vivek Oberoi, but later he backed out. It was finally Neil Nitin Mukesh who had been selected for the lead role. The film has been produced by Reliance Entertainment and belongs to the genre of suspense thriller.

Neil Nitin Mukesh plays the role of a gangster in the film. ‘David’ is set in the 70s and extends for three eras. Neil will be sporting a thick moustache in the film and will go for a complete retro look.

Bejoy said recently in an interview, “We had a very specific look in mind before we started work. We had a few references, and we did a couple of trial runs, and finally, settled for this look. Neil experimented with his hair and also grew a moustache. What is special is that he looks very different from any of his earlier films.”

Neil spoke excitedly about why he was keen on doing this film. He said “When Bejoy approached me, I fell in love with the script from the word go. I knew it was another step forward for me after playing dark characters in Johnny Gaddaar and Players. When my look was being discussed, I gave him a couple of suggestions and he was very open to it.”

The film is being made in two versions Tamil and Hindi. It is unique in the fact that it has 3 characters play three different stories in the Hindi version that are all called by the same name- David. The other two male actors who are playing this role are Vikram of ‘Raavan’ fame and Vinay Virmani of ‘Speedy Singhs’ fame.

Bejoy ardently wanted Neil to play the role of gangster in the Hindi version. His portions have also been extensively shot in London. However, his character has been kept out of the Tamil version of the film.

Bejoy speaking about Neil said, “I had seen his work and I knew he was a good actor; he was my David of the 70s. I'm very satisfied with the way the film has shaped up.”

Neil is all praises for his director as is evident from this, “Bejoy Nambiar is a bloody incredible director. I consider him the Quentin Tarantino of our cinema.”

Lara Dutta, Tabu and Isha Shervani will also be seen in the film.