His debut film (
) isn't being hyped like other star sons', but Mimoh Chakraborty is relaxed. He is proud not to have the backing of his father Mithun Chakraborty. Ritujaay Ghosh speaks to the newcomer.
Are you nervous?
I am scared. My identity as an actor is on stake with this film and if it doesn't work I will be upset.
And what do your your parents have to say, particularly your father?
He is relaxed. He is rather busy with his own acting commitments and now he has another child to look after… Indian Cricket League (ICL) (laughs). But his attitude has in a way helped me relax to a great extent.
Most fathers would have been tense...
He is unlike others. He has always been a practical man. Had he not been so, he would have launched me under his own banner. But the day I expressed my desire to become an actor, he said, "Fight your own battle just like I did. Don't expect any help."
When did you think of getting into acting?
I was born in a family of actors but I don't remember if I wanted to be an actor as a child. To me acting happened only after watching Hrithik Roshan in
Kaho Na Pyar Hai
Is that how dance happened too?
Yes, to a great extent. But it was more because of Baba and his films. Dancing was always a cakewalk for me. Hrithik and Govinda are my idols.
And what about your father?
You asked me about my idols and not about my God. He has taught me how to be a good human being.
What about your mother Yogita Bali? She too has been an actor…
For me she is only a mother. She has been supportive. I can't see my mother romancing other men.
Has she watched
No, she hasn't, but she will soon. I hope she likes it.
Jimmy was your father's screen name in
That's the only link between my debut film and my father's involvement.
But the promos of
Jimmycarry footages of your father in
It's like living under the shadows of my father but the idea was to draw a comparison.
Does that mean we get to see both of you in a film soon?
Not in the next 10-15 years. He is a living legend. We will work together only when we can do justice to the film and our roles.