Mohit Raina on film debut with ‘Uri’: “I wasn’t looking for a quintessential launch”


Television actor turned film star, Mohit Raina made his Bollywood launch with the recently released film ‘Uri: The Surgical Attack’.

Unlike other television artists, Raina made an unconventional debut in the industry, with a side role in the film starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam. Talking about this, Raina told DNA India, “Times are changing. I was finding my path and wasn’t looking towards a very quintessential launch kind-of a thing. I was more than happy making my own path. Even web being the newer digital platform, I want to utilize even that. I didn’t want to be typical. This project wasn’t planned at all. It was just that this movie wouldn’t be made again. When I realized that, it was the only thing I thought about. By doing different stuffs, we now gain a certain kind of confidence. People realize your capacity and credibility. Vicky is the best example of that.”

Asked if being a TV star, took extra effort of convincing certain film individuals of your ability, he said, “No I don’t think so. There are only a couple of things you have to keep in mind. You have to start from zero and unlearn everything. You’re on a different pitch altogether so you cannot go back on the pitch. You have to be flexible according to patterns and needs of director. It’s not easy but it’s achievable. You have to keep doing experiments and the time will come for you.”

‘Uri: The Surgical Attack’ has opened up with an impressive business of around Rs. 8 crore on its first day.

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