UTV to release comic book based on Mithun Chakraborty

June 13th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Bollywood production house UTV is all set to bring out a comic book based on Mithun Chakraborty’s character Jimmy in 1980s hit “Disco Dancer” and it will soon hit the Indian market. Titled “Jimmy Zhinchak, Agent of Disco”, the book has just been released in the US and is already a hit there, said UTV head honcho, Ronnie Screwvala.

“The book has been published under UTV Spotboy label and we are expecting good response in India, especially from the kids,” he said.

UTV had done it in association with Virgin Comics.

The comic will have Mithun Chakraborty in central character mouthing out the best of dialogue from different Bollywood movies.

Few in Bollywood know that when Raj Kapoor was planning to make “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”, he had had the entire film drawn in a comic book form based on the movie’s script. He had commissioned a professional to do the job under his supervision.

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