Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty has collasped on the sets of his film Kashmire Files on Monday. The 70-year-old actor was shooting in Mussoorie since November despite not feeling well.
As of now, his condition is stable and reports suggest that the actor was suffering from a stomach infection.
The actor reportedly completed his shoot even after falling sick but now the shooting has been suspended until the actor recovers completely.
Director Vivek Agnihotri in a statement said, “We were shooting for a big action sequence. Everything was centered around Mithun Chakraborty’s character but suddenly he suffered from a bout of infection and it was very bad. No normal person can stand or still in that condition but he went out for some time and came back and finished the entire shoot.
“In no time, it was so bad I couldn’t imagine anybody shooting in such a condition. But, he went ahead and gave the shot. That is the reason why he has been a superstar. He told me in the last so many years he hasn’t fallen sick. He was constantly asking me, “your shooting is not getting halted right?” I am really, really surprised because I haven’t seen anyone in the new generation working so dedicatedly,” he added.
Praising the actor for his professionalism, the director further said that Mithun Da is the most focused actor he has ever seen. “Not only that when we came back for the shoot in the morning, he charged everybody with his energy and made sure that everyone is working at a fast speed. Because of that, we could cover the backlog which we had. Actors like Mithun Chakraborty are assets to any unit, any crew and any film,” he said.
The Kashmir Files is based on the plight of Kashmiri Hindus and features Anupam Kher in lead role. It is slated to release in 2021.