Not Uri, Did You Know Mohit Raina's Big-Screen Debut Was in This Forgettable Mithun Chakraborty Film?
Not Uri, Did You Know Mohit Raina's Big-Screen Debut Was in This Forgettable Mithun Chakraborty Film? (photo credits: twitter)

Actor Mohit Raina is quite popular among the television audiences for playing Lord Shiva in the serial, Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. He had also reprised the same character in the 2013 Mahabharat serial. Moreover, he is also known among his female fans for his chiselled body (playing Lord Shiva does give Raina quite many opportunities to display that), and for the gossip-mongers, for dating his co-star, Mouni Roy. It's another fact that they have split since. Mouni Roy Makes Surprising Statement, Says Mohit Raina and I Are Not Even Friends!

Interestingly, when Mouni Roy made her big screen debut with Gold earlier this, Mohit Raina is all set to do the same. Or did he already? The actor is playing an important role in the upcoming war film, Uri. Based on the real-life Uri attacks of 2016 and how India retaliated, Uri has Vicky Kaushal in the lead as a soldier who leads the surgical strikes on the border. The makers have revealed the first trailer of Uri, which you can watch below. Though, fans of Mohit Raina might be disappointed with how little the actor is shown in the promo -

The posters of the film proudly proclaim the film as Mohit Raina's debut, as they show it as 'Introducing Mohit Raina'. Uri Trailer: Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam Starrer Narrates the Ultimate Bravery of Indian Army During the Surgical Strikes of 2016 - Watch Video.

Even Karan Johar congratulated the actor on making the big screen debut in his tweet -

However, this is far from the truth. Mohit Raina has already made his Bollywood debut way back in 2008. We understand that it might have gone under everyone's radar since no one would really remember that there came a movie called Don Muthu Swami. A comedy film, the movie had Mithun Chakraborty in the lead, playing a South Indian comical gangster. Mohit Raina was involved in a love triangle in the film, along with Rohit Roy and Hrishita Bhatt. Here's the trailer of that film -

Interestingly, even we have this misconception that Mohit's Uri co-star Vicky Kaushal had made his debut with Masaan. It was his first lead role, but Vicky was seen in a supporting role in Ranbir Kapoor's big-budget misfire, Bombay Velvet.