‘Mahadev’ Mohit Raina to make his Bollywood debut with this film
Remember the handsome hunk Mohit Raina from ‘Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev’? Of course, you do; after all how can someone forget this handsome actor! Well, the popular television actor is all set to make his silver screen debut with ‘Uri’, a film based on the Indian Army’s surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Mohit will play an Indian Army officer in this film which is being helmed by debutant director Aditya Dhar, the film and stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead.
Talking about his role in the film, an elated Mohit told Times of India, “It was my dream to join the Indian Army. Since that never got fulfilled, I make up for it by playing a soldier whenever I get a chance. Also, I have always taken up challenging roles on television. So, though I love commercial films, I wanted something different for my film debut as well. ‘Uri’ has actors like Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal, and it will be a learning experience working with them. Whether it is mythology, history or any other genre, the role has to be backed by strong content.” (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on a dinner date with Madhu Chopra)
Pakistan’s army had attacked Indian military camp in September in 2016, in which 19 Indian jawans were killed. In retaliation eleven days after that attack, the Indian Army conducted a series of surgical strikes on terror camps across the border.
Sharing his views on the attacks the actor further added, “Nation always comes first, and I feel that it is a great opportunity to be part of a film that portrays the incident.”
Off late, the actor seems to be quite inclined towards patriotic subjects since he recently finished shooting for his TV show ’21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897′ which is again based on the legendary battle of Saragarhi.