He's risen from the strata of strugglers to establish himself among the biggies of B'Town.
Mithun Chakraborty, who earlier went by the name of 'Rana Rez', may have soared to iconic status, though his concern for the grass-root level workers of moviedom remains steadfast. As proved by a recent event spearheaded by the veteran.
The Annual General Meeting of Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union was held on January 26, 2012 at Andheri Sports Complex in suburban Mumbai, where the Chairman of the Union, Mithun Chakraborty was specially present.
The workers presented their demands and problems and Mithun da promptly solved many of them on the spot itself. The gesture of Mithun da showed that how much he cares for cine workers.
Mithun da's deep concern about the welfare of cine-workers was also evident when on his request noted eye surgeon Dr. Kumar of Doctor Eye Institute Pvt. Ltd. held an eye camp at the venue of the AGM.
Following the meeting Mithun da personally visited the camp and inquired about going-ons. On this occasion, Dr. Kumar also informed media persons that complete eye check up of cine workers are being done with very reasonable rates and his institute will charge only Re. 1 for the first fifty cornea operations of cine workers.
Needless to add, that the workers gleefully took total advantage of this camp and the credit for this should go to the kind gesture of Mithun da and Dr. Kumar.
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "The Lunchbox" fame director Ritesh Batra is trying to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes with a series of events at select spots in the city. The first two sessions were held at Koolar Cafe and Kyani Bakery, while the third session - a candid chat with casting directors Atul Mongia and Seher Latif - was held on Friday at Excelsior Cafe. "My objective is to reinvent these cafes as cultural spaces to exchange ideas. It's very heartening to see full house at these events," …