Mithun Chakraborty: For the record!

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Dec. 15 -- Two weeks before he returns with the third season of Dance India Dance on Zee TV, actor-judge Mithun Chakraborty is on cloud nine.

The original Bengali show, Dance Bangla Dance that is also judged by him, has entered the Limca Book Of Records for running 126 new episodes with the same contestants and judges for an entire calendar year. Next: the show's broadcaster, Zee Bangla, is eyeing the Guinness Book Of World Records for the feat.

"When we started that show, I didn't know where it would lead us because it was an experiment. It was a new format that Zee had developed. We were trying to find genuine dancing talent in West Bengal. And look where it has reached today. It's not only one of the most-watched shows there, but is also considered to be a huge platform for dancers," beams Mithun, who will be back as the 'Kya baat' grandm