Son of veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty, Namashi will be making his acting debut in Bollywood with filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi’s upcoming movie BadBoy. This film which is an Inbox Pictures production will also mark the Bollywood debut of Amrin Qureshi as the leading lady of Namashi.
Producer Sajid Qureshi said about Namashi and Amrin in a public statement that both these debutants went through several rounds of auditions before being cast for the movie and are now undergoing training for the film. Qureshi further added,
“He (Mithun Chakraborty) was in the US when Namashi was signed for the film. But on his return, he met us and discussed the script”. Keeping the film’s plot under wraps for good, Qureshi said, “It will be on the lines of Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’cruz’s ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’ and ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ that featured Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.”
Meanwhile, when it comes to Mithun Chakraborty, he got married to actress Yogeeta Bali back in 1979, both of them are parents to three sons and a daughter. When it comes to his career, he is still very much active in the film industry both in regional language films and Bollywood. Recently his film, The Tashkent Files a Vivek Agnihotri directorial was released. This movie is based on Lal Bahadur Shastri’s assassination during his Soviet trip.
Parallel to his film industry career, Mithun Da (his popular name), was a Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal from 2014-2016 on TMC’s ticket before he resigned on 26th Dec 2016. One time when he was at at the top of his career, he was the highest tax payer in India for 5 years in a row. He hosts several TV shows as of now both in local language and Hindi language. He also runs a successful hotel business. His song “ I am a Disco Dancer” is one of the evergreen tracks.