Namashi Chakraborty, the youngest son of Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty, recently revealed that director Rajkumar Santoshi was unaware of his existence until he landed a role in his film, “Bad Boy.” Namashi, who made his Bollywood debut with the movie, said that he did not disclose his identity to anyone during the casting process and won the role on his own merit. However, when Santoshi saw Namashi’s portfolio pictures, he said that he looked like a young Mithun, and it was then that Namashi’s identity was revealed to him by the film’s producer. Namashi said that he was not bothered by the fact that Santoshi did not know of his existence, and that he always believed in himself and knew that he would eventually make it on his own.
Namashi’s older brothers, Mimoh and Ushmey, also joined the film industry, but their films failed to have the same impact as their father’s. Mithun, who was last seen in “The Kashmir Files,” is a highly acclaimed actor with numerous awards to his name, including three National Film Awards. He has acted in over 350 films across multiple languages, including Bengali, Hindi, and Oriya. Mithun’s wife, Yogeeta Bali, is also a former Bollywood actress who worked in films during the 1970s and 1980s.
“Bad Boy” was released on April 28 and also starred Amrin Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with the film. Despite its star cast, the movie failed to perform well at the box office and clashed with Mani Ratnam’s “PS-2.”