Sonam Kapoor snubs Neil, leaves him red-faced

Actress refuses to dance to his tunes for a song sequence in Abbas-Mustan's 'Players'

Neil Nitin Mukesh is apparently not a very popular figure on the sets of Abbas-Mustan's Players.

Playing the villain, he gets to perform daring stunts and mouth the best lines. The rest of the cast only discovered this as the shooting progressed.

What's worse, the actor is bursting with inputs on scenes or song sequences, annoying several of the other actors in the movie.

However, while the rest of the cast is apparently taking Neil's 'friendly advice' with a smile, Sonam Kapoor has decided not to entertain him.

For a song-and-dance sequence, Neil (who prides himself on being a singer, composer and choreographer) started supervising the choreographer.

"Neil meant no harm. He likes to make his presence felt on the sets. 

But when he advised Sonam on how to do her steps, she told him to keep his advice to himself, " says a source.

Giving the cold-shoulder

Red-faced, the actor apparently withdrew from the scene and kept quiet thereafter. Neil, as expected, laughs off the story. "Sonam is a darling.

I don't need to show dance moves to a person who is a genius at it. In fact, I learnt a few extra dance steps from her, " he says.

Our source from the cast, however, insists otherwise. "He did try to suggest dance steps to Sonam, and she didn't like it.

She made it clear to Neil that she didn't appreciate his unsolicited assistance. Poor Neil. He just likes to be more than just an actor while shooting."