Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!
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Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

"In an extraordinary moment of serendipity, Mithun Chakraborty, 1980's disco king, forgotten failure, Elvis-impersonator, pop comet, poor man's Amitabh Bachchan, auto-rickshaw driver's hero is experiencing a sort of rebirth"
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Shailendra Dhodi15th Jun, 2016
Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Sridevi and Chakraborty had got married secretly and later Chakraborty admitted it to the press but only when a fan magazine published their marriage certificate. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun made dozens of flops, but his finances were fine. With the profits, Mithun founded a multi-crore hotel empire that today spans South India. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

In 1976, the art-house heavyweight Mrinal Sen spotted this dusky, lean student during one of his visits to FTII and formally introduced him in Mrigayaa, for which Mithun bagged a National award. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun, who currently plays judge on Dance India Dance, is still married to Yogeeta and they have four children, including actor Mahaakshay. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

A Bengali who considers Kolkata home, Mithun remains more active in Bengali cinema than Bollywood. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

When Mithun went to the Kazakh capital Almaty, "the president's address to the nation was cancelled because a million-strong crowd was busy welcoming Mithun at the airport" Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

In Tokyo, "there is a shrine to the Disco Dancer". Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

An almost peniless Mithun left for Pune to study in FTII armed with a letter from Ritwik Ghatak. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun and Sridevi were seriously involved and even allegedly got married. Yogeeta Bali attempted suicide and Sridevi realised Mithun was not in fact divorced as he claimed. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

While studying in FTII Pune, Mithun gained popularity and was noticed by filmmaker Mrinal Sen. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun's career in recent years has been attributed to two films, Guru and Agneepath. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Before Mrigayaa, he had tried his luck as a dancer. "He was a part of a group of dancers who took on the stage name of Rana Rej and used to stand behind Helen. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

At 63, Mithun can still convincingly swing a punch and shake a leg. And instead of slowing down, he is becoming ever more prolific. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Without our realising it, he is in our lives more than ever before--doing a Golmaal 3 and Housefull 2 here, and a Dance India Dance there. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

" Mithun's portrayal of a crusading Gandhian newspaper editor, invested with a lifetime of experience and wisdom, was nothing short of a career high point." Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun named his son Mimoh after two childhood heroes, Md Ali and Micheal Jackson! Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

This outdoor studio in Ooty was, perhaps pejoratively, called 'Mithun's Dream Factory'. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun with his daughter. His son has joined films without much success though. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

Mithun: Bollywood's original Disco Dancer!

A story goes that he would invite anybody with a camera to shoot a movie with him in Ooty, provided the crew was put up at his hotel. Image Source: Procured via Google Search.

When stars cry in real life!
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When stars cry in real life!

No more are the stars more human than when they cry. In fact most stars live truly wonderful highs and equally terrible lows. Here's a glimpse of them when they get emotional and breakdown. Except in their case they are caught on camera!
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Bollywood's alleged live in couples!
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Bollywood's alleged live in couples!

Live-in relationships may not be that common in India but that still hasn't stopped these stars from not conforming to society and opt to live in with their partners.Here's a look at Bollywood couples who have lived together at some point in their lives.

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Dimple Kapadia's unseen photos
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Dimple Kapadia's unseen photos

Beautiful and gorgeous, Dimple Kapadia is elegance personified. Having acted in over 70 films in her career spanning 40 decades, she still is a glam diva. As this evergreen beauty turns a year older, flip through her rare photos. Disclaimer: itimes does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information's, content or contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website.
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Untold stories: Bollywood lovers turned enemies
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Untold stories: Bollywood lovers turned enemies

Bollywood has been crippled with controversies ever since a breakup tornado hit the industry. Celebrities have been privy to some of the most toxic Bollywood relationships that were bound to end badly, and did too. Here's taking a look at lovers who turned foes quicker than their relationship.

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Sarika Hassan's hot pics
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Sarika Hassan's hot pics

She started her Bollywood journey as a child artist before becoming a full-fledged actress. Meet Sarika Hassan and view some of her hot pictures and photo shoots.
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Helen's unknown facts
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Helen's unknown facts

Helen - the ultimate dancing queen of Bollywood has wooed millions of heart with her sizzling moves in several item numbers. Hot, sexy and raunchy, her dancing moves still create the same magic.

As the yesteryear diva turns a year older, flip through this rare collection of her family photos.

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