Feb 13, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Mithun Chakraborty is set for a return to comedy after two decades. He will be replacing Paresh Rawal in ‘Golmaal 3’, directed by Rohit Shetty.
Mithun was last seen doing a comic role in ‘Agneepath’ (1990) as Krishnan Iyer MA. Rohit thought of him after Paresh backed out of the film while it was still in its scripting stage, citing date issues. He thinks that though Mithun does a fabulous job with comedy, it’s a surprise how no one else has used him for comedy again.
He narrated the script to Mithun who liked it and signed on the film. Rohit believes that it getting veteran actors to join a film is more of a cakewalk than getting newcomers.