Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Mithun Chakravarthy's son Mimoh will mark his debut with Raj Sippy's Jimmy. Interestingly Jimmy was Mithun's screen name in his biggest hit Disco Dancer. "It just happened unknowingly. It wasn't a planned move to name the film after my father's character Jimmy in Disco Dancer. But then we realized that it might just work as a plus point too", comments Mimoh.
And even before the release of his debut film, Mimoh has his hands full for the next few months. "I am doing four more films besides Jimmy", Mimoh sounds excited. The first film will be directed by Shammi Kapoor's son Aditya Raj Kapoor and is titled India Rocks. Aditya's debut film Don't Stop Dreaming starring singer Taz (of Stereo Nation fame) with Rishi Kapoor (Aditya's cousin) released recently in US and disappeared without a trace.
However Mimoh is quite charged about Aditya's first Hindi feature film. "I am playing the role of a young boy who works in London as a sweeper and subsequently he becomes a superstar. It's a musical film and emphasizes a lot on dance and music". Mimoh is lucky to romance two girls in this film. It will introduce Miss England 2006, Eleanor Glynn in a prominent role. The other leading lady is Riya Sen. "Basically it's a journey of a man and how this British girl comes in his life." India Rocks is produced by Sudhir Mukherjee under the Filmalaya banner. The film will go on floors in May and will be shot in London.
Meanwhile Mimoh has already completed his second film with Raj Sippy titled Hamilton Palace. The film was earlier titled The Murderer. "It's a murder mystery produced by Salim. Then I am doing a film for Anjum Rizvi called Fast Forward. It has got two heroes and two heroines, but the cast isn't finalized as yet. And the last one is a film by the producer of Chandni Bar, R Mohan. He has taken a Punjabi director who has done a lot of films in Punjabi and has won many awards too. There are also talks going on for the remake of Satte Pe Satta by Raj Sippy. Raj wants Sanjay Dutt to play Amitabh Bachchan's role with me playing one of his siblings".
Meanwhile what happens to his other film He - The Only One. Wasn't it supposed to be his launch pad? "Yes, it was supposed to be my first film. We did the mahurat and also started shooting. But during the course of the shoot, the Padmalaya film producers had a major rift between them. That's the reason the film is on halt. Jimmy was my second film but because He - The Only One is on hold Jimmy will release first. I shot nearly 60 percent of the film".
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