When Mithun Chakraborty met his girlfriend who left him during his days of struggle: She was feeling guilty | Bollywood

Mithun Chakraborty, an actor who has transitioned to politics, is now a celebrated name in Bollywood. However, he once traversed a challenging path on his journey to fame. In a heartfelt confession, the star shared how he faced a profound disappointment when his girlfriend abandoned him during his early struggles. (Also see: Mithun Chakraborty speaks on PM Modi’s quick responses: ‘The longest he took to reply was…’)

The veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty featured in Kabuliwala by Suman Ghosh lately.

While engaging with a contestant experiencing heartache on the reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Mithun drew from his own brush with lost love to offer encouragement.

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The Tale Behind the Breakup

Reflecting on this personal story, Mithun narrated, “It had happened to me. Fell head over heels in love, went totally crazy. Then, as fate would have it, she left me. But as time passed, I went from being just a star to a superstar, and eventually a megastar.”

He later recounted an unexpected reunion with her on a flight, where he noticed her reluctance to make eye contact. “I approached her, asking, ‘Why aren’t you looking at me?’ She looked away, seemingly burdened by guilt. To reassure her, I remarked ‘What happened back then was probably for the best’,” he disclosed.

Known affectionately as the ‘Disco Dancer’ of Bollywood, Mithun shared that his comments did bring her some solace as she seemed visibly composed. He consoled her by saying that her choice to leave behind someone who was struggling at the time wasn’t wrong but rather what she felt was right for her.

During the exchange, she became emotional, expressing regret for her past decision. Mithun responded, “Perhaps if you hadn’t left, I might never have become the legend that I am.”

Professional Highlights of Mithun Chakraborty

The three-time National Film Award winner kicked off his acting career with the critically acclaimed movie Mrigayaa directed by Mrinal Sen, earning him the National Film Award for Best Actor. His latest Bollywood appearance was in The Kashmir Files by Vivek Agnihotri. Beside his Hindi film endeavors, he continues to be a dynamic participant in Bengali cinema, his most recent performance being in Suman Ghosh’s Kabuliwala. (See also: Mithun Chakraborty diagnosed with stroke, returns to full consciousness, says hospital)

Recently, the distinguished actor was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, bestowed by President Droupadi Murmu. He received the eminent distinction at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi in the presence of notable figures like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. (Read: Insights from Mithun Chakraborty and Usha Uthup on receiving the Padma Bhushan: ‘Never saw it coming’)

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