Veteran actor Mithun Chakroborty will be seen in a pivotal role in Anil Sharma's VEER.
The film will see Mithun Da play Salman Khan's father.
Since VEER is set in the era of 1880 the role also required Mithun Da to look the part for which he had to be physically very fit.
Reveals an inside source 'When Mithun Chakroborty was first approached for the film he refused as it required him to work out rigorously for the tough look of his character. However he then agreed to do the film as there was 3 months time at hand and enough time to up his fitness'
'People who exercise know how muscle memory works...when you start working out again after years it all comes back. We needed someone who could look young, middle aged and old in the film and he was the only one who could do it' adds the source
We hear that Mithun Da then started enjoying his work outs so much that he even stopped eating his rich Bengali food for more effective results.
Continues to reveal the source 'Not only has Mithun Da restricted his Bengali food which is very rich but also invested 25 lakhs and set up a new gym at his Madh Island farm house'
His character also required horse riding skills so Mithunda got a horse & started practicing at his farm house.