Versatile actor Mohit Raina, known for his roles in various genres including suspense, comedy, thriller, action, and romance, is now eyeing the sports genre. While he has explored a wide range of roles, sports is one area he has yet to delve into. Mohit Raina has openly expressed his desire to essay the role of former Indian Hockey Team Captain Dhanraj Pillay in a full-fledged sports film. Inspired by Pillay’s life story, the actor aims to bring the extraordinary journey of Dhanraj Pillay to the audience.
With the Indian Hockey Team achieving success at various international sporting events, the demand for mainstream movies centered around the sport is on the rise. Mohit’s aspiration to portray Dhanraj Pillay presents an exciting opportunity for cinephiles to witness the actor in a different and challenging role.
Dhanraj Pillay, the former Indian Hockey Team Captain, led the team to victory at the 1998 Asian Games and the 2003 Asia Cup despite practicing with broken hockey sticks in his early days. A true sports hero, his journey, filled with highs and lows, is a compelling story that deserves to be portrayed on the silver screen.
Expressing his desire to play Dhanraj Pillay, Mohit Raina stated, “I was fascinated by gaining insight into the life of Mr. Dhanraj Pillay. His journey is exceptional, from his victories to his setbacks. He has inspired millions, and for me, it would be an honor to portray him on screen. I’m keen to explore the sports genre, and I would love to prepare for the role.”
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Meanwhile, on the work front, Mohit Raina is set to appear in ‘Mumbai Diaries’ Season 2, along with other yet-to-be-announced projects.