What could take Mithun Chakravorty to the gym? Playing onscreen father to Mr. Rippling Muscles Salman Khan!

When Mithunda was told that he'd have to play a rather fit dad to Salman in “Veer”, the veteran was not too sure, but a little convincing did the trick.

He got so enthusiastic about the role that he set up a gym in his Mumbai beach house and even cut back on all that sinfully-rich Bengali food too.

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