Neil Nitin Mukesh and Katrina Kaif looked so fair on screen in Kabir Khan's New York that one of them had to tone down the fairness-quotient.
And, naturally, Neil was chosen. He had to use bronze makeup in the film. "All three of us–Katrina, John and I–are light complexioned. John had a nice dark tan during the shooting in Philadelphia, but it was a fight between Katrina and me on who was looked fairer. She used to accuse me of looking fairer than her," laughs Neil.
Eventually, Neil had to settle for a tan to tone down his 'fairness'. And not just in New York. He also got the tan look in Aa Dekhen Zara, but for the totally opposite reason. As Bipasha is dusky, Neil had to tone down his fair skin to match his co-star's complexion.
"In fact, I've become used to tanning my skin by now," says Neil.
About his latest release, Aa Dekhen Zara, Neil is excited for more reasons than one. "It's a film about seeing the future through the camera. We haven't gone into the futuristic space at all. It breaks the myth about super-hero films. All super-heroes save the world. My character in Aa Dekhan Zara is only interested in saving himself."