Most fans of Neil Nitin Mukesh know him just for his acting career and his role in films like New York. However very few recall his brief stint as an assistant director to Kunal Kohli on the sets of Mujhse Dosti Karoge. The film starred Rani Mukerji and Hrithik Roshan in the lead roles.
Kunal celebrated the 18th anniversary of his film and wrote, '2002 on this day #MujhseDostiKaroge 1 of the last works of #AnandBakshi. The team of assistants who made a name for themselves @NeilNMukesh #SidharthAnand #MamtaAnand. Debut for #RahulSharma me. Thank you #Yashji #Adi @iHrithik #Kareena #Rani for the memories.'
Neil replied to the tweet, 'Wow!! It's been 18 years already. Got to learn so much from you @kunalkohli so proud to have assisted on #MujhseDostiKaroge @yrf Have great memories!!'
Kunal recalled working with Neil and said that every new day something different would happen. He wrote, 'Neil baba. How're you? Was never a day without something happening on or offset with you around. Quite the brat you were. Rather are.'
Last month in an interview with Hindustan times Neil revealed that he is currently browsing through future film projects. He had said, 'I also enjoy painting and reading up on ancient civilizations. My father has taught me to be humble and would give me an example of the big tree that bends when it bears fruits. I want to inculcate the same values in Nurvi (daughter). I think the time now is also teaching us to be humble, caring, and be compassionate.'