It’s been over two months since the Agneepath remake, produced by Karan Johar, top lining Hrithik Roshan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, went on the floor. Mithun Chakbraborty’s iconic character, coconut seller Krishnan Iyer MA, that won the actor several accolades in 1990, was knocked out of the script, and a couple of new characters were included.
Unfazed by the changes, Chakraborty is looking forward to the remake: "It’s a modern-day story from what I know. Maybe Krishnan Iyer MA wasn’t needed here to take things forward. Nevertheless, going by the intrigue around the film, I’m keen to see what it looks like. Since it’s a completely different story, they didn’t approach me for a part either. But that’s fine."
For now, the actor, the resident grand-judge on the Dance India Dance shows on Zee TV, is flying off to Canada to be with his younger son Rimoh. "His amateur film has fetched him an award. I’m proud of my son, and want to be with him the day he lifts his first award as a filmmaker. My blessings are always with him. I’d love to be directed by him, if he ever desires to make his Baba act," beams the three-time National Award winner.
Meanwhile, his film with older son Mimoh, Spaghetti 24X7, releases in the second half of the year. "We just have a song left to shoot. It’s turned out fine. My son has come a long way since his first film," says Mithun, who will soon start off on Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 after completing Nobel Chor, which took a backseat due to his TV commitments. "It’s an interesting concept revolving around a stolen Nobel Prize. I’m playing a poor uneducated farmer who finds the prize in his field. Only when he tries selling it does he realise what it means to the world."
Housefull 2 is expected to be big on stunts. Is Chakraborthy planning to hit the gym before the film rolls so? "I don’t need the gym or six packs," he laughs. "I’m ever-ready for both, action and comedy."