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'Being Mithun's son has been a drawback'

'Being Mithun's son has been a drawback'

Mimoh tells all about his next, 'Spaghetti 24/7'

Mumbai: Director Gaurav Pandey has pulled off a casting coup of sorts. For the very first time one can see the father-son duo, Mithun Chakraborty and Mimoh Chakraborty feature together in a Hindi film titled Spaghetti 24/7. And this is not all. Spaghetti 24/7 also sees Mimoh's younger brother Rimoh as an assistant to the director as well. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres sometime this year. Meet Mimoh in a freewheeling chat with ibnlive.com

What is Spaghetti 24/7 all about?

It is a story about a group of people who work in the same bar, called Spaghetti 24/7. It is all about how everyone at some point or the other tries to deceive and upstage the rest of them.

Your brother Rimoh is also assisting Gaurav, the director of the film. How does it feel?

Oh, it feels great. I am eagerly waiting for the day when he would cast me in his films too (smile).

You will also be sharing the screen space with your dad, Mithun Chakraborty. Did you ever get intimidated while shooting with him?

Yes, of course. I was really nervous. Although we have only a few scenes together, it was scary till we shot the first scene. After that, it was great.

But don't you think there is a chance of getting overshadowed by Mithun? Being his son is an advantage or a drawback?

I agree, there is a chance of me getting overshadowed, but he's my dad after all. It has been more of a drawback being Mithun Chakraborty's son, because audience has a lot of expectations from me and they keep comparing me with him. I think every star kid has to go through that phase and accept it gracefully.

We hear you are playing a negative character in Spaghetti 24/7. Is it true? How did you prepare yourself for the role?

It'll be wrong to say I'm playing a negative character. But yes, my character has grey shades. And I simply enjoyed performing it, thanks to my director, Gaurav Pandey. He managed to bring out the best in me.

You have undergone a makeover after Jimmy. Has there been a conscious effort?

Yes, it truly was. After Jimmy released, I realised I had many drawbacks and therefore took a year-long-gap to rectify those flaws and make myself close to perfect for for Spaghetti 24/7. One must always try to reinvent yourself, isn't it?

What do you think you are best at – acting or dancing?

I love to dance and I love to act as well. I have been dancing since I was a Kid and I have just started acting. So I suppose you understand what I mean.

How has your rapport with your co-star Amruta Subhash been?

She is a mind-blowing actress and an excellent human being. She was always chilled out on the sets and we had become the best of friends. Am sure audience will love our chemistry.

Did it dampen your spirits when Jimmy didn't fare well at the box office?

Of course, it did. But I have learnt a lot from Jimmy and it will always be my first. I have many beautiful memories of it.

Who is your worst critic when it comes to acting – dad or mum?

Dad, any day! He is brutally honest about everything he says which actually scares me. But it is only because of him I have come this far and made myself strong enough to take on any adversity in life.

Who is your favourite heroine in Bollywood you'd fancy working with?

It will certainly be Celina Jaitley. I think she is too beautiful to be true and she is super talented.

Future Projects?

Loot is coming out soon. Besides that, I'm working in three other films. I will tell you only at the right time.

first published:May 15, 2010, 11:18 IST