One of the successful transitions of a TV actor into Bollywood has been that of Mohit Raina. The actor who is till date remembered as Lord Shiva, for playing the godly figure in a mythological series DevonKe Dev Mahadev, made his Bollywood debut with Uri: The Surgical Strike this year. His character, although short, was widely appreciated by the critics and the masses alike. He was then seen in Zee5’s original Kaafir opposite Dia Mirza and once again he was basking in the glory of success. Today, the actor turns 37, and we spoke to him about this great year in his career, his birthday resolutions and what he expects from the upcoming year.
As the conversation started, Mohit clarified that he is not quite gung ho about his birthday. “When you cross a certain number in your life, you don’t get that excited for birthdays. I’ve never been a birthday person. (Since) I’m socially awkward as well,” he said. Mohit also shared that for his birthday he is going to have a “small get together” with close friends and family. Talking about his plans he further added, “It’s a normal family time. I just like to have a quiet lunch with family and close friends. Movie and a lunch is a must with family.” Usually, Mohit travels on his birthday, however, this time will be different and he will watch a movie on a Wednesday night.
The year has been “great” for Mohit, as he rightly said, “What else do you want as an actor, to be part of such amazing projects.” As he steps into another year of wisdom, his expectations are simple for the forthcoming year. “I want to be a part of some really good content.” While professionally he wants to be a part of good cinema, on the personal front, he is waiting for the cupid to knock his door. “I’ve been waiting for love, for quite some time now,” he chuckled, on the topic of romance, “Let’s see (if) the next year will bring some luck in my life.”
In an earlier interview, Mohit had shared that he would like to settle down in the coming year. “Yeah, I’m hoping,” he asserted, “If somebody can look at me like that way! I’m hoping that something like that happens.”
Talking about his birthday resolution, Mohit added that he wants to add a new language to his savoir-faire. “I’m learning French, though it is very difficult. I want to learn it this year. Also, I want to learn how to play guitar.”
Well, with those looks, French lingo and strumming skills, we wonder who is not going to “look” at Mohit “that way”.