INDIA: Indian Actor Nalneesh Neil has been a part of multiple films from the likes of Gulabo Sitabo, Chhichhore, Bhor, III Smoking Barrels and Raees. The actor recently made his Hollywood debut with The White Tiger and is receiving a lot of appreciation for his role of a man with vitiligo. Watch along and find out what the actor has to say about his character and his Bollywood journey and Hollywood debut.
The White Tiger portrays the story of Balram (Adarsh Gaurav), an oppressed-caste boy who gets hired as a driver to a wealthy couple, played by Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra.
When Balram moves to Gurgaon with his new employers, he is taken in by his city peers. A constant presence is actor Nalneesh Neel, as the lead driver in Balram’s apartment block. Identified only as ‘Vitiligo’ in the film, Nalneesh is a sly, funny presence, making fun of Balram’s country-bred ways but also looking out for him. In a darkly comic scene, he explains to Balram how he won’t die of malaria, but dengue will surely get him.
The reality, Nalneesh adds, has been hugely exciting. “This is my first international project and through this project, I got to learn the difference between working in Hollywood and Bollywood. The best part was all the actors were treated equally and got so much value; it strengthened my learning.”