Mohit Raina has earned accolades for his role as Dr. Kaushik Oberoi in the latest Amazon Prime Video series, Mumbai Diaries 11/26. Mohit’s role as the government hospital’s alpha doctor with a penchant for breaking protocol has been a major topic of conversation on social media with critics praising his performance. The series, as a whole, has been well received. Mumbai Diaries 11/26 is based on the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba. This Nikhil Advani show focuses on the role of medical professionals during that night of terror. In a chat with Filmfare, Mohit Raina spoke about her memories of 11/26.
“I was in Vashi and I was entering the Mumbai city limits and at that time, I got a lot of calls from a family member of mine and through him I realized that something like this had happened in the city. I was in a taxi so I turned on the FM and heard what was happening in the city at the time. We were not allowed to enter the city and I went back to my friend’s house and stayed there for about a day and a half until the restrictions I got goose bumps and we were thinking ‘how did this happen in a city like this?’ We had never thought this could happen in Mumbai and it was sad to see the spirit of Mumbai break and stop for three days, “he said.
Mohit is also a compliment to the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who have stood up for humanity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He compares them to warriors who have been our first line of defense against COVID-19 and also recounts their harrowing experience with the virus. The actor had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 23, at the beginning of the second deadly wave.
“I was admitted to the hospital for a long time and it took me around 45 to 50 days to test negative. Having said that, I think we were the privileged ones. Seeing what was going on at the time, I was filled with gratitude for my safety. “, said.
While Mohit has been a mainstay in the acting field for a while, he first found fame with his television show, Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev and Mahabharata. His portrayal of Lord Shiva in the former made him a household name. With many TV actors lamenting the fact that they are not taken seriously and looked down upon by members of the film fraternity, we asked Mohit if he has faced such obstacles.
“I’d like to differ a bit from that. If that were the case, I wouldn’t be here. Or maybe I’ve been lucky because I’ve received immense love from filmmakers back then as well and even now. I think I’ve faced that, But if anyone has faced that, I suggest they try harder and keep trying because if it’s meant to happen and if you believe in it, it will happen, “he says.
As of now, the actor is awaiting the release of his next film, Shiddat, and will soon begin filming for an action series.