was in the capital to promote his forthcoming venture "Zor
Lagaa Ke...Haiya", where he plays a national-award winning
sculptor who lives as a vagabond.
He says getting make-up for his character was
the most difficult part.
"It was an absolute torture for me. I sport
only one robe in the film and a wig and a bushy beard which weighs
around 1.5 kg and was put through a lot of gum. I could eat only
after 14 hours of shooting. I was allowed to drink water with
only a straw, which was very irritating," he said.
Releasing June 12, the children's comedy is Girish
Girija Joshi's directorial debut and the first project of Gemini
Motion Pictures. The film's underlying message is "save mother
Prior to its release in India, the movie has
travelled to various film events and won four international awards
at the Mexico, Houston, Big Island (Hawaii) and Las Vegas film
Apart from Mithun, the film also has child actors
Ashwin Chitale, Meghan Jadhav, Ayesha Kaduskar, Hardik Thakkar
and Ritvik Tyagi in pivotal roles.
Mithun has shot a promotional video for the film
and teamed up with his former co-star Moon Moon Sen's daughter
Riya in it. Mithun and Moon Moon worked in films like "Mil
Gayee Manzil Mujhe" and "Sheesha".
"This is just the beginning... I'm going
to work with even her (Riya's) daughter. Just wait and watch.
That's only two generations and I plan to take it further. I will
continue acting longer than anyone can imagine," Mithun said.
Asked what keeps him going, he replied: "My
positive attitude and focus. I don't carry any hang-ups. If a
film flops, it flops... move on. I don't live for tomorrow. Today
is the day for me."
The yesteryears star starred in commercial hits
like "Surakshaa" (1979), "Disco Dancer" (1982),
"Dance Dance" (1987) and "Agneepath" (1990).
Mimoh, Mithun's eldest son, too ventured into
films with "Jimmy", which turned out to be a flop.
Commenting upon his son's career, he said: "He
is a very good dancer and learning his skills as an actor. So
what if the first film didn't work? He has a long way to go and
fight a long battle."
Apart from "Zor Lagaa Ke...", Mithun's
future projects include "Veer", "Luck", "Zindagi
Tere Naam", "Phir Kabhi", "Chal Chalein"
and an untitled film with Mimoh.