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Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 11, 2017)
He’s known for horror films like Bhoot and its sequel Bhoot Returns, Darna Mana Hai and Darna Zaroori Hai and Phoonk. Now, Mirror has learnt that Ram Gopal Varma is helming one more. This one will feature Mithun Chakraborty in a pivotal role. The 66-year-old actor’s last Hindi film was Vibhu Puri’s 2015 biographical drama Hawaizaada with Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead.
A source close to the actor informed that Mithun has already started filming in Mumbai. “Three to four days of shoot in Mumbai is left, this will by far be Ramu’s scariest film.”
However, the filmmaker when contacted asserted that right now his full concentration was on the upcoming Sarkar 3 with Amitabh Bachchan. “After this I will be starting a film with Abhishek (Bachchan). Anything else will only be after that,” he stated. When asked if the film with Mithun is on the cards, he retorted, “Just an idea and a long way off.”
On Ramu’s 55th birthday on April 7, Mithun was one of the guests to turn up at his office to wish him, along with regulars like Jackie Shroff, Vivek Oberoi and Manoj Bajpayee.
Mirror (December 21, 2015) had earlier reported that the veteran actor had been laid low with a bad back. His son, Mahaakshay (Mimoh), had informed that in 2008, while filming Luck in South Africa, Mithun had landed on some hard rocks lying beneath a safety mat during a stunt sequence, and badly injured himself.
“The pain from a muscle spasm was excruciating but had disappeared with time. A few months ago, the pain reappeared and he was advised to take it easy. But his back is 80 per cent better and by January he should resume work,” Mimoh added.
Looks like dada is back on his feet and ready for some thrills and chills.