Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has has been criticised on social media very often about his acting skills, and making fun of his name.
Asked about whether he is concerned of what the trolls have been saying, he said the negative comments do not bother him but sometimes his family gets upset over them. “I am the one who is pacifying them and telling them not to get upset,” he said.
The 34-year-old star, who joined hands with animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a campaign against elephant joyrides, asserts that sometimes people troll celebrities to gain attention. “I had this one man who was constantly abusing me on Twitter. Every single day he would abuse me… I would ignore it to a point, but one day the timeline had only abuses. I just responded and said ‘What’s the problem buddy?’ and he replied saying ‘I was just trying to get your attention. I am such a big fan of yours’.
“So, sometimes it’s them trying to gain attention and it’s okay to each their own,” he said.
The actor, who is the son of veteran singer Nitin Mukesh and grandson of legendary singer Mukesh, added that his father gets “really upset” over why their names are often dragged into unwanted controversies.
“My father is an old-school person, so he gets really upset. He is like ‘Why my father’s name and your father’s name being dragged into a controversy as far as your name is concerned’,” Neil said.
Neil was last seen in the Bejoy Nambiar-thriller “Wazir”, which also featured Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. – CINEWS