Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Fifty-plus Mithun Chakraborty saved director Aseem Samanta from a lot of trouble when he shot for 'Don Muthuswami' despite being ill.
During the beginning of the second schedule of the film Mithun fell ill, but to everybody's surprise, the actor managed to come on location on the third day and shot for 14 hours continuously to finish the shooting on time.
'He had to shoot for almost 14 hours in one day and he was still very weak, but he completed the schedule. The performance delivered was, as usual, outstanding,' said Samanta.
'Since the dates of Hrishita Bhatt and Rohit Roy were committed for another film, no way could we extend the shooting. We thought that we would have to work out an additional schedule and arrange for everybody's dates again. This was going to delay the film by a minimum one month,' he added.
The film is about a hardcore Don played by Mithun. On the advice of his dying father, Don decides to alter and improve his image.