When Neil Nitin Mukesh asked Shah Rukh Khan to ‘shut up’ in public; here’s what happened next
First Published 2, Jul 2020, 12:40 PM
In an award show Neil Nitin Mukesh lost his cool on the hosts Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, here’s what happened
Bollywood awards nights are about fashion, style, drama, dance and music. Sometimes, they become the headlines and are talked about for a long time. In such events, celebs leave their past to enjoy the gala show with their exes, arguments, fights, and come together to enjoy the night.
Long back, in an award function where Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were hosting, Shah Rukh asked Neil Nitin Mukesh (sitting in the audience), "Mujhe tumse ek sawaal poochna hai ke tumhara naam hai Neil Nitin Mukesh. Bhaiya surname kahan pe hai?" This had irked Neil, who got up and gave a fitting reply to the Khans.
He said, "Can I take this liberty to say something? That is an insult for me, actually, that is an insult I feel. It's not right, you know. I think you haven't seen that my father is sitting out here also. I think it's ridiculous on both of you all to ask a question like this and always bring this up on award shows. I personally find this as an insult and I think you guys need to just shut-up ya."
Neil's sudden behavior left everyone in the audience shocked, it was much later that Neil revealed of the entire event being scripted and pre-planned.
Neil said, "It was all planned by Shah Rukh Sir. I was told by the organisers the Moranis from beforehand that I was supposed to be part of Shah Rukh's act. I was supposed to reach early and rehearse for it. But as luck would have it I had gone to town to pick up my parents and got stuck in traffic. By the time I reached the venue there was only time for a quick briefing on what I had to do. How could I say shut up to Shah Rukh Khan? I've never been rude even to my driver. But he insisted. He also told me to throw eggs at him and Saif at the end of the show. I begged and pleaded to spare me. But Shah Rukh didn't listen."
Later, Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif advised him to apologise to Khan at once, Neil said, "Bipasha rushed to me and said if it was an act then it was really scary. Katrina stormed up to me after the show and told me to apologise to SRK, at once."