By now, you must have heard that Neil Nitin Mukesh has been signed on as Salman Khan‘s brother in the upcoming Sooraj Barjatya flick, Bade Bhaiya. While the team had a lot of back and forth about signing on the female lead – lots of names did the rounds and Deepika Padukone was even nearly finalised before Sonam Kapoor ended up bagging the project – it turns out they had similar issues casting the brother’s role.
Several actors were considered for this role, but ended up passing it up – Vidyut Jamwal and Sushant Singh Rajput were amongst those names. Since the role is negative, those actors decided to stay away from it. However, Neil decided to sign the film – he’s looking for a resurrection in his career and was therefore super excited about being offered the role. Given the fact it’s a Salman and Barjatya project, there is bound to be huge interest and around it, and it is expected to garner lots of publicity. For those reasons, Neil said yes to the film almost immediately. So get ready to see Neil in a bad brother role – one who makes life hell for Salman’s character!