Headlining Netflix’s ‘Namma Tales – The South Anthem’ and contributing to the Malayalam parts meant that Neeraj Madhav had arrived. It proved that his outing as Moosa in The Household Man [Amazon Prime] was not a fluke. The actor/hip-hop artist represented Kerala in ‘Namma Tales’ that was designed to woo South Indian viewers. So when Feels Like Ishq drops on Netflix on July 23, will probably be the cherry on the cake for the actor.
Feels Like Ishq contains six brief movies directed by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Ruchir Arun, Devrath Sagar, Sachin Kundalkar, Anand Tiwari and Danish Aslam.
Neeraj seems within the brief ‘The Interview’ the place performs a Malayali, Rajeev, showing for a job interview in Mumbai. He says, “It’s about what occurs when he finds himself in a brand new surroundings, the language drawback and the lady he meets.” His ease with Hindi is unmissable. The work he did on sharpening his Hindi talking for The Household Man has paid off. “It was sync sound, so I needed to ship the dialogues dwell. It was alright since I’ve earlier ‘expertise’ with Hindi.”
When The Household Man dropped in 2019, it was a leap of religion for him. He couldn’t decide to Malayalam movies for nearly a yr until the collection was carried out. His being away, filming the collection, gave rise to speak that he was not getting work. Nonetheless, the chance paid off. Provides had been coming to him method put up The Household Man; a few tasks he had dedicated obtained pushed again because of the pandemic. Mumbai-based casting firms had been in contact with him over time and that’s how he landed the Netflix present. The director of his phase, Sachin Kundalkar, met and narrated the story to him, which he favored and agreed to be a part of.
He’s most likely one in all Malayalam cinema’s solely exports to the medium [OTT] who has made an influence.
When Neeraj turns NJ
Regardless of lockdown Neeraj has been busy this previous yr and a half. He has reinvented himself as a hip-hop artist, NJ. His viral rap quantity Panipaali… launched him as a musician; he adopted that up with just a few different songs. Nicely-known as a dancer, he has confirmed he can sing too.
“I’ve at all times been concerned with hip-hop. I’m consistently looking out to attempting new issues and rising as an artist. I believed why not attempt one thing that I haven’t tried earlier than [hip-hop]. I used to be not anticipating to earn cash out of it, it was extra about doing my very own factor.” Experimenting with OTT too was his method of actually stepping out of his consolation zone and attempting one thing new.
It isn’t all OTT and music for him; he is because of begin filming a few Malayalam tasks. There are just a few within the offing in different languages, which he can not reveal now.
The reinvention has been as aware because it has been serendipitous. Proper from his first appearing job, it has been a continuing hustle the place he has pushed himself consistently. When he turned to YouTube, he obtained his share of jibes on turning ‘Youtuber’. “I needed to attempt it. It’s a fixed try and attempt one thing new, that has been my way of living and profession. Moreover, I imagine it’s by no means too late to attempt one thing new.”
He refuses all labels besides that of an artist. “I imagine I mustn’t need to confine myself.”