Hyderabad: There were times, when all Tollywood actors dreamt about making it to Bollywood. We have seen non-Telugu actresses take the Tollywood route to land up with opportunities in Hindi. The whole exchange programme has been going on for years now.
Now it seems like there is a twist to the tale, as there is an exodus into Tollywood. A lot of Bollywood actors are heading down south. Shraddha Kapoor debuted in Telugu last year and Ananya Pandey is likely to be paired with Vijay Devarakonda soon. We have had a lot of small-time actors from Bollywood appear in Telugu movies as bad boys. Little birdie tells us that there will be a new addition to the list.
We hear that Mimoh, son of Mithun Chakraborty, who played a noteworthy role as Leeladhara Swamiji in the 2015 movie Gopala Gopala, is set to be introduced to the Telugu audience.
Mahakhay Chakraborty aka Mimoh has acted in five Hindi films so far and is to test Tollywood waters. Incidentally, his Bollywood debut earned him Film Fare award nomination in the ‘best debut actor’ category.
His Tollywood debut is said to be a political thriller. In fact, it is going to be based on some true incidents. The movie is on the final formalities table. The production might take-off shortly, sources point out. Madhav Kodada is going to direct the film, which will be produced by Ramana Basavaraju.
A small surprise for the audience is that their favourite ‘Airtel’ girl Sasha Chettri, who previously appeared in Sai Kiran Adivi’s Operation Gold Fish, is going to be the female lead.
Mithun had made quite an impact among the Telugu audience in his negative role in his previous film when pitted against Pawan Kalyan. His signature hand gesture and peculiar attitude jelled with the audience. We have to now wait and watch if Mimoh can match up to his dad in impressing Telugu people. No pressure though!