New Delhi: After starring in dark, edgy roles in a string of films since his debut with `Johnny Gaddar`, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is all set to play the typical hero in his upcoming movies.
The 31-year-old is starring as a romantic hero opposite Richa Chaddha in `Ishqeria`, after which he would be seen playing a righteous cop in good vs evil drama `Dussehra`.
"I am doing Ishqeria, a nice old school love story. I play a college kid, a simple guy from Mussoorie, who falls in love with the plain Jane of the college, played by Richa Chaddha. Certain factors separate them, but they re-unite after eight years," Neil said in an interview.
Despite claiming grey as his area with films like `New York`, `Saat Khoon Maaf` and `David`, Neil said he is not averse to any genre, but can`t be a part of mindless films.
"I get more offers for love stories and rom-coms than these kind of films. I am not saying I wouldn`t do a love story; I`m doing one which actually has love in it. I would do a rom-com as long as there is romance and comedy it in. I cannot do mindless films."
In Manish Vatsalya`s `Dussehra` he will be playing a policeman for the first time.
"I am going to start `Dussehra`, where I play an encounter specialist. This is my first cop role ever. There is this cop who is depicting Ram in a certain way. It`s an action and masala film, with an underlying layer of suspense and thrill."