Actor plays national security advisor in Anil Sharma’s next which kicks off on May 22
Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 13, 2017)

Mirror (April 11) had earlier reported that after the 2015 biographical drama Hawaizaada, Mithun Chakraborty who’d been laid low with a bad back is back in action with Ram Gopal Varma’s horror film, Geher, in which he plays a psychiatrist. Now, we hear that the 66-year-old actor will also be seen in Anil Sharma’s Genius.

Anil confirms this, saying, “Yes, he’s a National Security Advisor who shares a rapport with my son Utkarsh’s character, who is an IIT topper and a genius. The film is a battle of the heart, fought with the mind,” says the director. The film kicks off on May 22.

Utkarsh had played Charanjeet, Sunny Deol’s son in the 2001 grosser Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Art director Bijon Dasgupta is creating a set of a government office on the fourth floor of a Juhu hotel. “Another set of a high-tech war room is also being crafted,” adds the director-producer. The film will be shot in Mumbai, Delhi, Vrindavan and Bangkok.