It has been a while since Mithun Chakraborty was seen in a role of substance in a commercial Hindi film. Though there were glimpses of his brilliance in HEROES (where he played Dino Morea's dad), his fans were left asking for more since he only had a special appearance in the film, just like majority of other cast members.
Now he would be returning to the big screen again two weeks from now in January's biggest release CHANDNI CHOWN TO CHINA. As per the makers of the film, the sequences between him and Akshay Kumar are the most emotional in the film.
Says a source attached to the film, 'Mithun da plays Sidhu's (Akshay) conscience in the film and is also the catalyst to Sidhu's transformation from a man who believes in taking the easy way out to a man who believes in himself. Their scenes form the soul of the film.'
Adds Nihil Advani, the director of the film who, after directing KAL HO NA HO and SALAAMEISHQ, has now worked with the biggest actors from Bollywood including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and Anil Kapoor, 'When you have such a powerful presence as Akshay Kumar, you need actors who not only hold their own, but also bring a certain value add to their roles and create a wonderful camaraderie at the same time.'
'Mithunda's presence in the project has brought in a unique dimension to CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA while on the other hand, the chemistry between Akshay and Deepika lights up the screen each time. With Mithunda and Deepika coming on board along with Akshay, I can't tell you how happy I am that it has been achieved', concludes Nikhil.