Happy Birthday Mithun Chakraborty: When the star’s famous song Jimmy Jimmy was rearranged for a Hollywood film
Mithun Chakraborty made his debut in Bollywood with Mrigayaa in 1976. He won his first National Film Award for Best Actor for this film. But he rose to fame with the role of Jimmy in Disco Dancer. The film made him a household name. The song ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ was a huge success. Not only was it a success in India but also in Russia, Southern, and Central Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Turkey. The song was composed by Bappi Lahiri and the lyrics were penned by Anjaan and Faruk Kaiser. It was sung by Parvati Khan.
But you will be surprised to know that this song was rearranged for the Hollywood film ‘You Don’t Mess With The Zohan’. The song was used in the final scene of the film starring Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, and Rob Schneider. It was released in 2008. The film revolves around Zohan Dvir an Israeli army counter-terrorist commando who fakes his death to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist in New York City.
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The Disco Dancer starred Mithun Chakraborty and Kim in the lead role. The film is a story of a young street performer. It had become famous for its peppy disco tracks. To note, he has appeared in more than 350 films and is the record holder in the Limca Book of Records for over 17 movie releases as lead actor in the year 1989. The record is still unbreakable in Bollywood.
We wish Mithun Chakraborty a very happy birthday!