Mithun Chakraborty is a name that has earned legendary status in the Indian film industry. However, in recent times, the star opened up about his past struggles. While appearing on the hit reality show, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champs”, the actor shared stories of the discrimination he faced due to his ‘darker skin tone’.
“I never want anybody to go through what I have gone through in life. Everyone has seen struggles and fought through difficult days, but I was always called out for my skin colour. I have been disrespected for many years because of my skin colour, and I had seen days when I had to sleep with an empty stomach, and I used to cry myself to sleep. In fact, there were days when I had to think about what my next meal will be and where I will go to sleep. I have also slept on the footpath for a lot of days,” said Mithun.
Mithun Chakraborty made his debut in the film industry with “Mrigayaa” (1976), which won him the National Film Award. Afterwards, the actor went through a meteoric rise, with many successful films like “Disco Dancer”, “Wardat”, “Boxer”, and “Agneepath”, among others.
“This is the only reason I don’t want my biopic to be ever made! My story will never inspire anyone, and it will break them down (mentally) and discourage people from achieving their dreams. I don’t want that to happen! If I can do it, anyone else can do it. I have fought a lot to prove myself in this industry. Although I am not legendary because I have given hit movies, I am a legend because I have surpassed all the pains and struggles of my life,” concluded Mithun.