News East West
MUMBAI: Mohit Raina, who in his role of Lord Shiva in the mythological serial Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, became the nation’s (women’s) heart-throb, has been roped in by Swastik Production for its Mahabharat which debuted this week on Star Plus.
Raina, who became a sort of sex symbol because of his powerful role as Mahadev in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, has already shot an episode of the serial. In fact, he will be seen on the episode which goes on air on September 24.
“Yes, I will be seen as Mahadev in Mahabharat. I shot with them for a day and it was a great experience,’’ Raina was quoted as saying. He will appear in a couple of more episodes.
Raina’s entry into the serial will add to its star value as he is a big star in his own right.
In fact, so impressed was Priyanka Chopra’s aunt by Raina’s powerful portrayal of Lord Shiva in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev that she found him as the most suitable boy for her niece (Priyanka).
Priyanka’s aunt said some time ago that Raina is a well-behaved, honest young man who will be a suitable match for her niece.
When Priyanka was asked about her aunt’s choice for her, she had giggled, `Kyonke jab woh TV dekhte hain toh unko lagta hai woh bahut achhe ladke honge mere liye (when my aunt watches him on TV, she think he (Rina) must be a suitable boy for me).’’
In a lighter vein, Priyanka added, “Main toh kab se intzaar kar raahi hoon. Jaise hi dullah mil jaye mere ko koyee problem naahi hai (I have been waiting for long for my groom. Whenever a suitable boy is found, I will have not problem in marrying him).’’
When told about Priyanka’s aunt’s choice, Mohit Raina was also stumped.
“That’s is really very sweet of her (aunt). I don’t know how to react to that,’’ he said.
Thanking Priyanka’s aunt, Raina had said, “Main unse yahi kehna chahoonga ke thank you so much apne mujhe is kabil samjha. But obviously apki beti bahut badi super star hai, main toh TV ka ik actor hun. So definitely agar is janam main naahi to next janam main mauka mila toh definitely we can meet.’’
DON’T MISS: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev