Neil Mukesh displays his ’supernatural’ powers in ‘Freeze’June 26th, 2008 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Talented newcomer Neil Nitin Mukesh’s next film “Freeze” is a science fiction about a guy with a camera that has supernatural powers. And apart from taking photographs, the actor performed some breathtaking stunts too. Hesitant to talk about the film’s big USP, Neil told IANS: “We’ve had movies about people who could see the future. But here the whole concept of the ‘camera can’t lie’ has been used in such an unexpected way.”
Besides learning to take photographs like a pro, Neil had to pretend he could see more through the lens than meets the eye.
“To me the most interesting part of the film was the fact that though it’s a film about supernatural powers and how they can destroy or build your life, there aren’t that many overt FX in the film. We’ve used the supernatural element in a very thrilling way,” said the actor, who shot for the film in Bangkok with Bipasha Basu.
Neil, who made his debut with the critically acclaimed “Johnny Gaddar”, is reluctant to reveal anything more about the movie. But according to informed sources, the story reaches a point where the character sees his own death in his own camera.
And Bipasha plays the girl who averts the impending catastrophe in Neil’s life.
Commenting on Bipasha’s role, Neil said: “In fact, at one point in the story Bipasha has to push me off from the ninth floor. Wonder why she keeps doing that. Didn’t she also push Saif in ‘Race’?”
After jumping off a high-rise in Bangkok without any harness and without informing his parents, Neil is under house arrest in Mumbai.
“I never told my parents about it. If I had, my father would’ve caught the first flight to Bangkok. He freaked out when he heard about it. Now I’m not allowed to do any action scenes, dangerous or otherwise,” said Neil sheepishly.
“Luckily, the new Yash Raj Films’ project with Kabir Khan that I’m starting this week has no stunts.”
Having shot with the gorgeous Bipasha, Neil now pairs up with Katrina Kaif in the upcoming film.
“Such lovely ladies and I’m still single. Maybe the camera in ‘Freeze’ will tell me when love will happen to me,” the actor quipped.
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