Veteran Bollywood actors Mithun Chakraborty and Jackie Shroff have been approached for a prominent role in the hit mythological TV show Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev. A demon called Arunasur will make an entry in the show, in which telly actor Mohit Raina essays the title role of Lord Shiva.
“One of Mithun or Jackie are likely to be roped in for this character. All the details with the research material have been sent to them, and the talks are on. Danny Denzongpa has also been approached for the same part,” says a source.
“The reason for approaching these senior actors was that they (the makers) were looking for a strong character, someone who can pull off an action sequence. Within a week, one of the three stars will be shortlisted,” the source adds.
Television may be a new calling for Danny and Jackie, but Mithun has previosly judged popular dance reality show Dance India Dance. The parts with Arunasur will go on air by November 29, for a period of three months.