Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, who was shooting for Vivek Agnihotri’s next film ‘The Kashmir Files’, fell ill on the sets and the shooting came to a halt. Reports suggest that his condition deteriorated due to a stomach infection.
The team was shooting in Mussoorie and the veteran actor shot for his scene despite not feeling well. Director Vivek Agnihotri in a statement said: "We were shooting for a big action sequence. Everything was centered around Mithun Chakraborty's character but suddenly he suffered from a bout of infection and it was very bad. No normal person can stand or still in that condition but he went out for some time and came back and finished the entire shoot. In no time, it was so bad I couldn’t imagine anybody shooting in such a condition.
"But he went ahead and gave the shot. That is the reason why he has been a superstar. He told me in the last so many years he hasn't fallen sick. He was constantly asking me, “your shooting is not getting halted right?” I am really, really surprised because I haven't seen anyone in the new generation working so dedicatedly,” he said.
The director went on to praise Mithun Da. He said that actors like Mithun Chakraborty are an asset to any film. He said, “Mithun Da is the most focused hardworking and professional actor and that's why he is a superstar. Not only that when we came back for the shoot in the morning, he charged everybody with his energy and made sure that everyone is working at a fast speed. Because of that, we could cover the backlog which we had. Actors like Mithun Chakraborty are assets to any unit, any crew and any film.”
After the success of ‘Tashkent Files’ in April 2019, Vivek believes that ‘The Kashmir Files’ is a small step towards letting the world know about the plight of Kashmiri Hindus. Featuring Anupam Kher in a key role, ‘The Kashmir Files’ is slated to release in 2021.
Source: Times of India
BDST: 1415 HRS, DEC 21, 2020