Neil Nitin Mukesh went to Delhi's Tihar Jail and came back with a bagful of goodies made by the prisoners, including a blanket, a shawl, sweets and other edibles. The shopping arcade in the jail premises sells everything under the sun, says the actor who will be seen as a prisoner in his next movie, Jail
"There's a shopping arcade at Tihar where everything under the sun made by the prisoners is branded TJ (Tihar Jail) and sold. I was told the revenues from these handmade Tihar goods comes to Rs.7.5 crore every year. I bought a kambal (blanket), shawl, kurta, sweets and other edibles," Neil revealed.
Neil spent Monday afternoon in what is described as Asia's largest prison to campaign for his film, Jail, which is connected to a larger reality about the life of prisoners.
"What I saw in Tihar was not just prisoners put in there for punishment, but human beings who have been put in a 400-acre city with the purpose of reforming them and making them suitable for mainstream existence when they are released," he said.
Neil was accompanied by co-star Manoj Bajpai, director Madhur Bhandarkar and music composer Shamir Tandon.