Mithun’s advice for young actors
National award-winning veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty (right) is someone who has acted in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu films. Only someone with such a vast experience can dole out tips for newcomers in the world of cinema. His advice: Focus on talent and not just looks!
“If you have talent, you have the capability to crack it in the film industry. You can be in mainstream or regional film industry, but if you’re not persistent with your efforts, you can’t do anything. So, youngsters must concentrate more on talent than [looks and] six pack abs,” says Chakraborty.
The 67-year-old, who has done films such as Mrigayaa (1976), Disco Dancer (1982) and Agneepath (1991) has also judged a dance show on TV. His current project on the silver screen is comedy show, The Drama Company, wherein he’s working with comedians such as Krushna Abhishek, Ali Asgar and Sugandha Mishra.
On returning to TV after a break, Mithun shares, “I had been working for almost 300 days out of 365 days in a year, and suddenly because of back pain, I was bedridden. I’ve not seen the camera for almost two years. I feel good getting back in action. Television has become huge today and it’s good to be part of such a show that brings something new to people.”
Is he nervous? “Yes, because all of them [comedians] are established actors on TV. I don’t know how I’ll be able to perform with them on the platform,” adds Chakraborty.
Youngsters must concentrate more on talent than six-pack abs... If you have talent, you have the capability to crack it in the film industry
MITHUN CHAKRABORTY, ACTOR