Actor Mohit Raina seems be third time lucky with Star Plus"s romantic thriller Chehra . Before this, he had debuted with sci fi TV show 'Antariksh' which bombed. Later he played the main lead in Mithun Chakraborty starrer, Don Muthuswami which sadly also tankked miserably.
Coming to his business tycoon character in Chehra, Mohit says that Garv Dhanvant Rai is an absolutely positive character, who comes across this physically challenged girl Bandhani,who is ready to face the world with full confidence, “I fall in love with her seeing her never die attitude .The problems we face as we come together constitute the thriller element. The USP of our show is that such a genre has been never tried before. There is no sas bahu drama or kitchen politics. We will also do not have murder or horror, as the story unfolds the audiences will get to understand the suspense part."
Remind him of the failure of Antariksh and Don and Mohit justifies, “the former was children show. It was a modern version of Ramayana hence did not click. Possibly people don"t look at the epic as story, they have rather have a spiritual approach to it. But yet it was quite popular among the kids. Later a full length feature film on the same concept and name was also made, which become a hit".
About Don he says, “The audiences don"t want to accept something different and our film was not run of the mill, i.e. it was normal comedy" . He also believed that the timing of the release may not have been proper for the multiplexes then were releasing some big ticket films. But all said and done, "I have no regrets for doing that film, for after the shooting I received a phone call from my childhood superstar, Mithun praising my work."
He does not think that he has down graded himself by doing Chehra after Don." The script of Chehra was good that I had to say yes. Plus today times have changed, the idiot box is no longer regarded as the poorer cousin of the big screen. Don"t film star come on tv to promote their films", he questions?.
But having said even after doing Chhera, he stills harbor ambitions of returning to the big screen, "There is no such division as TV and film more." But don"t you fear that you will be typecast doing TV? "No I am not Rajiv Khandelwal, Aamna Sharif doing films after rocking the small screen, right?" says Mohit.