Neil Nitin On Shopping In Tihar Jail


Neil Nitin Mukesh went to Delhi’s Tihar Jail and came back with a bagful of goodies made by the prisoners, including a blanket, a shawl, sweets and other edibles. The shopping arcade in the jail premises sells everything under the sun, says the actor who will be seen as a prisoner in his next movie.

“There’s a shopping arcade at Tihar where everything under the sun made by the prisoners is branded TJ (Tihar Jail) and sold. I was told the revenues from these handmade Tihar goods comes to Rs.7.5 crore every year. I bought a kambal (blanket), shawl, kurta, sweets and other edibles,” Neil told IANS.

“Do you know they have 10-day meditation courses in there, a full Vipassana where the yoga guru comes and stays inside the prison?”

Neil spent Monday afternoon in what is described as Asia’s largest prison as part of the campaign to make his film “Jail” connected to a larger reality about the life of prisoners.