Mithun smiles in pain for Kaanchi

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 09, 2013 00:10 hrs

Mumbai, Apr 8 (IBNS) They say no pain, no gain. Senior actor Mithun Chakraborty had to put up with hours of discomfort for wearing facial prosthetics for filmmaker Subhash Ghai's upcoming film 'Kaanchi'.

What more! Without complaining about his pain, the jovial veteran actor even took time out to crack jokes with his crew.

A source says, "Thanks to the complicated prosthetics, it would take hours to fit them on Mithunda's face for the villain's role. It was not easy and proved to be uncomfortable and even painful for the actor."

Subhash Ghai says, "It took me almost a month to finalise Mithun's look. But he patiently sat with us to get into the character. He had to sit for long hours to get the desired look and I must tell you it was very painful.

"The entire crew used to be in splits when he cracked jokes after all this. It's not easy to crack jokes when you are in pain but that shows what a fine man he is!"

Apparently with his act, Mithun even inspired the younger newcomers in the film.

Kaanchi, slated to release on Aug 30, stars Mishti and Kartik Tiwari.

More from Sify: