When director Susi Ganesh wanted Neil to play the lead in his film Shortcut Romeo his first instruction to the actor was that he wanted him to sport long hair in the film. Neil being a fine artist made sketches of his look with the long hair for the director’s approval and then zeroed in on the final look for the film.
Director Susi Ganesh says “I wanted him to have long hair for the role so we asked him to wear a wig. He loved the look but said that instead of a wig he would grow his hair naturally long. He took all the trouble to grow his mane and he looked very different. We loved the look with the long hair and decided to go in with the look for the character.”
Susi concludes, “Whoever has seen Neil in this look have appreciated him and Neil is also thrilled with his new look in the film”.
Shortcut Romeo is a remake of Susi Ganesh’s super hit Tamil film Thiruttu Payale. The film also features Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta and is slated to release on 21st June, 2013.