Mohit Raina describes television as a female dominated space and says it is difficult for male artists to get central roles. He considers himself lucky to play the lead role of Lord Shiva in "Devon ka Dev. Mahadev".
He refers to his character in the show as "larger than life" and calls it a "lifetime opportunity".
"TV being a female dominated industry, you don't get to play a lot of central roles. The story of Lord Shiva is there and will go on and on. It is a larger than life character and the platform is huge," Mohit told IANS.
"As an actor, you don't get much choice in TV. I was lucky to get this. I have played 25-30 characters in the show. You have to be lucky to be able to play so many characters," he added.
Although his popularity has soared after his stint as Lord Shiva on the show, Mohit feels stardom in movies is a different thing.
"Films have a different world all together. People watch you for three hours and you become a brand for them. In TV, you are close to their hearts everyday. In films, they might forget you in three weeks. They might see you in ads and commercials. In TV, you don't give them a chance to forget you. But yes, the film industry is a bigger platform," he said.
Talking about "Mahadev", Raina said he never anticipated to get the amount of love that he has received.
"When we started the project, we never thought we will get so much appreciation and love. As an actor, you only look for love, and it has come in abundance. When I started, I never thought that it would be accepted in such a way. I am just short of words," he said.
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You don't really "act" as lord shiva but you are "the lord shiva" from 8-8.30pm. I have seen many actors playing god n no matter how well they do it but at the end of the day they were just actors.. But you just don't act.. I don't know how u manage to do it but i don't watch an actor acting everyday i actually get the saakhaath darshan of mahadev!!! Thank u and keep up the great work.. Love you!!!!
Well said! TV is certainly dominated by females and mythological shows do seem to be one place where male characters can take a bit more of a central role at the moment. Nice to again read of Mohit Raina's down-to-Earth attitude about landing this role of a lifetime, and how much he is enjoying it! Not only is he lucky to have landed this "lifetime opportunity", but he has himself taken the proverbial bull by the horns and made this powerful role his own. He has done a fantastic role with all his characters in DKDM, and we are lucky to be able to see this!
It seems to be raining Raina this week - so many articles/interviews, lol! :-)
Edited on:29 May 2013 at 8:23am
Well Sir !! There is atleast one industry where females dominate :))... Glad that u r standing out and shining like a jewel in that !!
Yeah TV is female dominated but shows like DKDM and actors like you are changing the trend Mr. Raina! You rock! DKDM rules!
Again..You talk what is apparent & Real..& That is why I adore you..God Bless..We love you be it films TV or Ads..U R THE BEST
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