Mumbai: Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty has refused to celebrate his birthday on Tuesday (June 16) owing to the Coronavirus pandemic and tragic demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. There are a lot of celebrities who are throwing virtual parties amidst lockdown but Mithun chose not to engage in any kind of celebration on his special day.
“Given the current scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic and the untimely demise of our dear colleague Sushant, this year me and my father have decided to have no celebration on birthday and we urge people to stay safe and stay indoors as much as they can,” said Mithun’s son Namashi.
Today is my brother's birthday.. Yess it's Mithun Chakraborty's birthday… The man you never let me realise the absense of a brother in Life.. A man with golden heart.. A gem for and of Bengal.. Happy Birthday Dada.. Stay Healthy.. Stay Blessed.. ?#mithunchakraborty#mithunda pic.twitter.com/avOASBfLOx— Agnimitra Paul Official (@paulagnimitra1) June 16, 2020
Sushant, who was reportedly battling depression for the last six months, was found hanging in his Bandra residence in Mumbai, Sunday (June 14). The news of his death has shocked many. Namashi has appealed and requested everyone to take out time and discuss things with their family members and friends regularly.
He has urged people to accept and learn to live with all kinds of ‘people around you. Irrespective of what you like and don’t like, don’t hurt anyone with your words. Let your ego go off forever. Just listen, patiently. Let everyone speak out their minds and hearts because depression is the biggest killer’.
Celebrating the birthday of this superstar who absolutely refuses to age! Wishing #MithunChakraborty a very Happy Birthday, with a special collection of some of his evergreen films! pic.twitter.com/Hepchgo9dq— Zee Classic (@ZeeClassic) June 16, 2020
“No matter who we are, we really don’t know what someone in our friends and family circle is going through. Allow their thoughts and feelings to come out in the form of words. We all can save a life by just building a small habit of listening,” added Namashi.
Namashi will make his Hindi cinema debut as a leading man with Rajkumar Santoshi’s upcoming rom-com Bad Boy.