After battling out Bollywood heroes Hrithik Roshan (Jodha Akbar), Salman Khan (Dabangg 2) among others on screen, Nikitin Dheer will now be seen giving tagdi takkar to the Badshah Shah Rukh Khan in an upcoming film. The actor has bagged the role of the baddie in Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express and those who’ve seen Nikitin in the portions shot so far insist that the actor’s rippling frame will be one of the highlights.
“Nikitin has one of the best bodies in B-Town. In fact, he even looks convincing taking on action heroes like Hrithik or Salman in films, which is why he is fast becoming a preferred choice for the baddie roles. He has the perfect physique to carry off the villainous acts and really seems like someone who could give a fight to the heroes,” says an insider.
Having starred in films like Mission Istanbul and Ready, Nikitin has come a long way in a short span of time. “He is an industry kid (Nikitin’s father is well-known actor Pankaj Dheer) but he believes in his work doing the talking instead of the name,” shares a source.
The source adds that for his role in Chennai Express, Nikitin has been given a brief to put on more bulk and muscles and Nikitin is taking it very seriously too. “Nikitin is very committed when it comes to his workouts. He also takes his work very seriously,” says a member from the production unit.
As for his performances on screen, a source reveals that the actor is said to be thrilled with working with the Khans. “He insists that working first with Salman and now with Shah Rukh have been brilliant learning experiences. For him working with the senior stars like the Khans, is like going to school,” adds the source.
However when contacted, the actor said that for him more than anything, being directed by Rohit is a dream come true. What’s an added for the actor is that his performances have been appreciated by his co-stars, the industry and the audience.