Mumbai: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh describes his debut film ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ as his Bible and says he has grown as an actor by studying the 2007 thriller.
"`Johnny Gaddaar` is my Bible. It`s a book just like any book that students study at school. I have grown up studying that book only," the 31-year-old said here Monday in an interview.
"On the sets of `Johnny Gaddaar` I learned many things from (director) Sriram Raghavan, which I remember on the sets of all my movies and try to imbibe them," he added.
In ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ Neil played Vikram, one of the five members of a gang that runs a gambling club and conduct other underhand deals. The film earned him a Filmfare best male debut nomination.
Neil`s ‘3G’ is a horror-thriller. He says while shooting some scenes, he was reminded of ‘Johnny Gaddar.’
"There was a time when I remembered `Johnny Gaddar`. There the character was doing everything but feigned innocence. Similarly, Sam (his `3G` character) has also used vulnerability, but in a different way," he said.
‘3G’, which has been co-directed by Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber, is set for March 15 release and it will see Neil romancing Sonal Chauhan.