Raj Kapoor and singer Mukesh were the best of pals and Neil Nitin Mukesh claims that he and Ranbir Kapoor too are good friends. However, that said, the duo also share a competitive streak which he deems as “healthy.” Neil went on to explain his relationship with Ranbir to a leading tabloid, “Ranbir and I are of course competitors. But there’s no negative rivalry between us. Our respective fathers (Nitin Mukesh and Rishi Kapoor) would kill us if we behaved like two brats fighting for the same roles.”
He also added that while their grandfathers were best buds, their fathers, adore one another too, thus making Ranbir very much like his younger brother. When quizzed on the fact that his Jail and Ranbir’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani were both releasing on the same day, he quickly clarified, “I’d want Ranbir’s film to do as well as mine,” Neil says. “Fortunately, Jail and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani look like north and south poles.”
Neil has the sequel to his first film Johnny Gaddar coming up which is called, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny while Ranbir has Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year ready to hit cinemas before the end of the year is out. While Neil had a rather rollercoaster year, Aa Dekhen Zara failed at the box-office while New York gained much critical and box-office acclaim, it was Ranbir who came out on top this year bagging two hits in a row: Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani within a span of a month.