Mimoh on his favourite genre action and latest action film ‘Enemmy’
Passing off for a young Rambo with his upcoming release ‘Enemmy’, Mahaakshay Chakraborty, better known as Mimoh, takes after his father Mithun Chakraborty when it comes to dedication and focus towards the roles he plays. Yet, the man has his own identity in the industry. Excepts from an interview:
‘Enemmy’ is an action film and as an actor I love that genre. I got to live the dream of playing an action-based role.
How has the experience of shooting with your father been?
What can I say? Life is coming a full circle! (smiles) I finally got to work with him, and what I am really happy about it the fact that I think I have pulled it off. Our on chemistry is great!
How did the collaboration take shape?
The director Aashu Trikha came to us with the script and narrated the film. We both loved it and instantly said yes.
Shed some light on your character in the movie.
I am playing the youngest recruit in Unit 9, a special forces unit. Being the newest guy, I am the one who is often left out. The rest of the men have their cliques and their comfort level with each other. But my character is getting into the groove of the unit. He is a hot headed guy who wants to prove himself.
Was the first shot an unnerving experience for you?
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. Usually, the first two-three days of a shoot are very lenient, you get time to break the ice, but I did not have that opportunity. The scene we were doing was an intense and complex one and I couldn’t afford to mess it up. Because you have to understand as an actor at the end of the day that you can rehearse all you want to, but the final call lies with the director, he is the key element to telling you he needs. And I am a director’s actor and need to give him what he wants. In this regard, I have to say Trikha, and even my father, made me really comfortable, so it was easier.
You have experimented a lot with different styles and looks, with Enemmy what is the look we see you in?
Am playing a cop and the role demanded me to cut my hair really short. I sport the body frame of a special forces guy, so we did go into a lot of training and gymming. And this is not just to prepare before the movie, when you have Suniel Shetty on the sets, there is a lot of working out which goes on! (Smiles).
So you had a full spectrum of actors there, with Suniel Shetty donning the action figure to ace comedian Johnny Lever.
That’s true! But with Enemy, even Johnny Lever is playing a cop, and it is a serious role. But what can I say about the man? Whatever character he goes with, he gives it his one hundred per cent.
We know Mithun Chakraborty the actor. Tell us something
about Mithun Chakraborty the father.
Dad is always around, he is the kind of a father who will never intrude. He is a complete father figure, he is a friend… he is not an inspiration, he is ‘the’
Why should the audiences look forward to ‘Enemmy’.
Enemmy is a complete entertainer. We are targeting the masses and want the people to like it as we all have put in good team work towards the film. The movie looks very rugged and action oriented, and people should see it once, it’s going to be worth it.