Mithun Chakraborty’s Biography: Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee Narrates How Homelessness Led To The Actor’s Big Break In Bollywood, Alongside Amitabh Bachchan And Rekha-EXCLUSIVE

Rama Kamal Mukherjee, author of the recently released biography of Mithun Chakraborty, narrates the tale of how homelessness led to the actor’s big break in Bollywood, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.

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Mithun Chakraborty’s Biography: Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee Narrates How Homelessness Led To The Actor’s Big Break In Bollywood, Alongside Amitabh Bachchan And Rekha-EXCLUSIVE
Film journalist-filmmaker-biographer Ram Kamal Mukherjee, who had previously written the biographies of actors Hema Malini and Sanjay Dutt, recently launched his latest book, a biography of the Disco King of India, Mithun Chakraborty, titled 'Mithun Chakraborty: The Dada Of Bollywood'.

Speaking about the biography, Ram insists that this book contains not just Mithun’s life story but also the accounts of people that he has worked with, lived with and his own family. So, the readers will get a full insight into the kind of person Mithun da is.

While speaking to SpotboyE.com exclusively, Ram narrated an incident from Mithun’s life that has made it to the book, about how he got his first break in Bollywood due to homelessness. “In 1969, Mithun used to stay with his uncle, and around the time of Durga Puja that year, his uncle asked him to vacate the place overnight, the reason of which is in the book. Being homeless overnight, he attended the Durga Puja with a friend in the Shivaji Park, with no home to go back to after the puja. But as fate had it, there he met Gautam Guha, who became his friend, and little did he know that Gautam was the son of the famous director of that time Dulal Guha. Gautam offered him a shelter for the night and asked him to stay with him,” Ram narrates.


Co-incidentally, Dulal Guha was making Do Anjaane at that time with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. “There was a scene in the film that had Amit ji and Rekha walking on the streets and some roadside mawallis sitting there, who eve tease her, and they needed an extra for that scene. Since Mithun used to stay by that time in his house, one day Dulal Guha told him, ‘tum aise ghar pe hi pade rehte ho, aaj set pe chalo tumhare liye kuch kaam hai’. And that is how Mithun got his first break. Not many people know that in Do Anjaane, the lanky boy whistling at Rekha was actually Mithun. This is how he faced camera for the first time in Bollywood,” Ram reveals.  




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