05 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: Television actor Mohit Raina, popularly known for his role of Lord Shiva in hit mythological show 'Devon Ke Dev- Mahadev', had once dreamed of becoming an Army officer. The dream came true on reel life when the actor was signed for the movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
Making his debut in Uri, Mohit Raina is extremely proud of his role in the film that has taken the box office by storm and has also been mentioned in the Parliament during budget session. Playing the role of an Indian Army officer in it, the film is set in Mohit’s home state, Jammu & Kashmir. The movie is based on surgical strikes conducted by the Indian army in 2016 retaliating for a terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri (Kashmir) in which 19 soldiers died.
In his media interaction, Mohit said, “Nation always comes first, and I feel that it is a great opportunity to be part of a film that portrays the incident.”
He began the shoot of the film in June of 2018 after wrapping up the shoot of his TV show, 'Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897' (the story of 21 valiant soldiers, who fought more than 10,000 Afghan intruders). Transitioning from television of big screen, he believes that all the roles he takes up have to be backed by strong content. He chucked, “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.”