‘I Am Not Trapped In My Mahadev Image’: Mohit Raina
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While Mohit Raina may not be the leading man in URI: The Surgical Strikes, he pretty much has a pivotal role in it. He plays leading man Vicky Kaushal’s brother-in-law in the film who ends up getting gunned down in a crossfire between the militants and the army at the Uri camp. However, Mohit has been receiving rave reviews, with regards to his performance and seems very happy with the film.  Not Uri, Did You Know Mohit Raina's Big-Screen Debut Was in This Forgettable Mithun Chakraborty Film?

However, one of the most frequent references that Mohit gets is that of his character of Lord Shiva from the television show Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev. The role made him a household name to and also earned him the reputation of one the most bankable stars in the Industry. Mohit Raina Gets Injured on the Sets in Lucknow, Hospitalised! – Deets Inside

And when he was asked if he felt stuck with the image of playing Lord Shiva in his show, Mohit told Bombay Times, “Four generations of people loved and adored the character of Mahadev (from the show, Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev). College students loved the physique and could not stop gushing over Shiva’s character. The office going crowd felt connected because they got to know more about our Puranas. The older generation is the only generation that is stuck with the character and it could be difficult for me to change their perception. But, the youth knows that I am just doing my job and they would enjoy watching me play a soldier or ride a bike.”

He continued, “Also, I don’t feel I am trapped in that image, because I’ve played many characters after that and people have liked me in those as well.”

And when the daily quizzed him on whether or not he will continue to be a part of television, Mohit revealed, “Right now, films and OTT platforms are tempting me a lot.TV has its own loyal audience and people will continue enjoying it. With movies, it’s interesting to work on a project that lasts for 40-50 days and gives you an opportunity to experiment and showcase your creativity.”