Friday, August 28, 2015

Mithun Chakraborty inspired Irrfan Khan to join cinema

It may come as a jolt to many but it is true. Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, regarded as one of the finest actors both in Bollywood and Hollywood has candidly confessed that his source of inspiration for joining Indian Cinema was neither thespian Dilip Kumar or star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan or actor par excellence Naseerudin Shah, instead he was bowled over by the histrionics of Mithun Chakraborty and decided to make a career in films. 

Present on the TV reality show ‘Dance India Dance 5’ to promote his latest upcoming movie Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer JAZBAA, Irrfan opened his heart out.


“The actor who left me mesmerized with his mind-blowing performance was Mithun Da. When I saw his National Award-winning film MRIGAYAA, in which Mithun Da played a tribal youth engaged in hunting to such perfection that I began aspiring to become an actor,” he informed. 

He added, “After MRIGAYAA, I became obsessed with Mithun Da and would try to copy dada’s style from his hair style to his dialogue delivery to his walking style and spend long hours to perfect myself.” 

However one thing that Irrfan Khan could not master was Mithun Chakraborty’s sensational dancing steps which incidentally made Mithun Chakraborty a star! 

Lamenting on not being able to ape Mithun Chakraborty’s dancing style Irrfan Khan said, “Though I mastered dada’s acting and dialogue style but alas I could not copy dada’s original Disco Dancer's killer dance moves that I never attempted as I consider myself to have been born with two left feet."

Remarkable resemblance between Mahesh Bhatt’s new script and Sheena Bora murder case baffling!

Eminent filmmaker and brilliant story writer Mahesh Bhatt has expressed alarm at the remarkable resemblance to his story AB RAAT GUZARNEWALI HAI with the controversial Sheena Bora murder case involving former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea's wife, Indrani Mukerjea for allegedly murdering her own daughter Sheena. 

Speaking to leading national daily Mahesh Bhatt said, “I have been left astonished with the similarities in the Sheena Bora murder case and my new story that I have completed in May this year.”

“Creative ideas are usually born out of incidents from real life but incidentally my story of AB RAAT GUZARNEWALI HAI is an instance of fiction imitating life,” he wondered.


Based on the family of a media baron, Mahesh Bhatt’s AB RAAT GUZARNEWALI HAI, depicts the surprising tale of a mother conspiring the murder of her own daughter to restore her pride in the society that is at stake due to her daughter’s illicit relationship. 

Like Madhur Bhandarkar PAGE 3 Bhatt’s AB RAAT GUZARNEWALI HAI exposes the high society’s haughty characters inebriated on money, power and status. The movie unmasks their greed for wealth, sex and their pseudo relationships. 

To be produced by Dhaval Jayantilal Gada AB RAAT GUZARNEWALI HAI will go in to production in December this year. 

On being quizzed if Bhatt plans to add new angles related to the recent Sheena Bora murder case in his story, Bhatt candidly adds, “I have written the story and it is perfectly in place. What is baffling me is that I never imagined that it could have happened in real life?”

“The coincidence between a pure work of fiction and real life staggers me, it makes me shudder," he quipped. 

One wonders if Mahesh Bhatt is really genuine in his reaction or is trying to take the society on ride because Bollywood is known for minting money by making movies on hot sensational tragedies.

Remember Ram Gopal Varma making a film on Neeraj Grover murder case, Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest film TALVAR is based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case or Rani Mukerjee’s NO ONE KILLED JESSICA based on Jessica Lal murder case.