This Actor Had To Be Whisked Away To Safety While Shooting In Mathura

All was going well until a development led to the makers halting the film’s shoot and ensuring that the actor is safe. Read on...

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This Actor Had To Be Whisked Away To Safety While Shooting In Mathura

Yesterday, we brought you the details of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character in Anil Sharma’s son, Utkarsh’s Bollywood debut, Genius. While the debutant utilises his ‘genius’ positively, the seasoned actor will play the antagonist in the venture.

utkarsh sharma in genius
Utkarsh Sharma In Genius

Now, here’s another dope on the film. has that Mithun Chakraborty, who essays the role of National Security Advisor in Genius, was shooting for the project in Mathura when all hell broke loose.

Says a source, “Mithun Da was filming a scene with Utkarsh in Mathura on the banks of river Yamuna. Hearing about the mega star’s presence, crowd gathered to catch his glimpse. In no time, the crowd doubled making it difficult for the security officials present to control them.”

mithun chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty

Adds the source, “Such was the number that the shoot had to be halted for a while and a boat was arranged to take Mithun to the other side of the bank.”

Elaborating on Mithun Da’s role, Anil Sharma had told a leading portal earlier this year, “He's a National Security Advisor who shares a rapport with my son Utkarsh's character, who is an IIT topper and a genius. The film is a battle of the heart, fought with the mind.”

utkarsh sharma in genius
Utkarsh Sharma In Genius Movie

Meanwhile, earlier this year, had exclusively told you that after battling health scare, the Disco Dancer star returned to TV screens with Drama Company also starring Krushna Abhishek, Ali Asgar and Sudesh Lahiri among others.

For those who have come in late, Mithun Da's health scare began when he was shooting for the 2009 Imran Khan-Shruti Haasan starrer Luck, which required him to shoot some high-octane action sequences including one where he jumped off from a helicopter.

mithun chakraborty in luck
Mithun Chakraborty In Luck

The injury soon turned into chronic pain. However, he took time to recover and returned with a bang.

Coming back to the story, we are glad Mithun Da was whisked away to safety well in time.

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