How Mrinal Sen Spotted The Actor Behind Mithun Chakraborty’s Flamboyance

Sen was at the moment planning the film Mrigayaa, which was primarily based on the novel Shikar by the Odiya author Bhagwaticharan Panigrahi. The director was on the lookout for somebody who would match the character of the younger tribal man Ghinua within the movie, and impulsively he realized that this carefree boy from Calcutta, whom he had seen on the movie institute a 12 months earlier, matches the character completely. He despatched an extended telegram to his cameraman Ok.Ok. Mahajan: ‘Monitor down a younger man of Pune institute, handed in ’74. Tall, darkish, nicely constructed, Bengali, title begins maybe with M. Catch him and ask him to ship me {a photograph} as early as attainable. A portrait with none make-up. Should be very latest.’ Inside two weeks, Sen obtained a photograph of the younger man. And sure, he was proper. He had discovered his Ghinua. A number of days later, Sen had an unannounced visitor at his dwelling in Motilal Nehru Street, Calcutta. Mithun did not await the director’s revert and as a substitute got here straight to his dwelling.

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