Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, is very much excited about his role played in the movie Kaththi directed by A.R.Murugadoss. The movie was released on 21st October. He claims that though he was approached by Tamil directors before, nothing excited as much as the role of villain in the film. " Kaththi may be the first Tamil film I'm working in, but I have been approached by Tamil filmmakers in the past but nothing materialized because I was not happy with my characters. It's not about the length of a character, but its strength is what matters to me the most," said Neil to a leading daily. He also added that ,"It doesn't matter if I'm playing the protagonist or antagonist, my presence in a film should add value to the story. I've never taken the cliched route of being a hero. I've always explored myself as an actor from my first film." Neil is more concerned with the strong characters he gets to play in a movie than the number of films he do and A.R Murugadoss-directed Kaththi happens to be one such film. "I prefer doing films with strong characters. When Murugadoss sir approached me for 'Kaththi', I was hoping I had better character than my previous films. When he narrated the story, I really liked my role even though I play an antagonist” said the Johnny Gaddaar actor. He was mainly noted for his films New York (2009), Lafangey Parindey (2010), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) and David (2013). Kaththi is already hitting the marquee this Diwali, which features superstar Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Tota Roy Chaudhary in important roles. Right now he is playing the supporting role with Salman Khan in the film Prem Ratan Dhan directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya scheduled for release in 2015.