Veteran Hindi and Bengali actor Mithun Chakraborty fell ill all of a sudden at the shooting spot of his upcoming film, The Kashmir Files at Mussoorie on Monday. According to reports, Mithun's health had deteriorated due to a stomach infection, bringing the entire production to a halt. The 70-year-old, lovingly called by his fans and those in the industry as Mithun Da, had been shooting his portions for The Kashmir Files despite not feeling well. 

Speaking to Times of India, The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihortri said, "We were shooting for a big action sequence. Everything was centered around Mithun Chakraborty's character but suddenly he suffered from a bout of infection and it was very bad. No normal person can stand or still in that condition but he went out for some time and came back and finished the entire shoot. In no time, it was so bad I couldn’t imagine anybody shooting in such a condition. But, he went ahead and gave the shot. That is the reason why he has been a superstar. He told me in the last so many years he hasn't fallen sick. He was constantly asking me, "your shooting is not getting halted right?" I am really, really surprised because I haven't seen anyone in the new generation working so dedicatedly."

Vivek Agnihotri continued to shower praises on Mithun Da and said that actors like him are always a big asset to any film. He stated, "Mithun Da is the most focused, hardworking and professional actor and that's why he is a superstar. Not only that when we came back for the shoot in the morning, he charged everybody with his energy and made sure that everyone was working at a fast speed. Because of that, we could cover the backlog which we had. Actors like Mithun Chakraborty are assets to any unit, any crew and any film." Mithun Chakraborty has been a part of Indian cinema for nearly five decades and has garnered a massive fan following across India. The three-time National Award-winning actor had played a big role in the 2015 film Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka, which incidentally was his only Tamil starring role.