Mohit Raina expresses his desire to portray Indian Hockey Player Dhanraj Pillay on the big screen

Mohit Raina, who currently features in the web series The Freelancer, has already explored various genres including suspense, comedy, thriller, action, and romance, but sports is one genre he is yet to explore. Opening up about the same, Mohit expressed his desire to essay the role of Former Captain of the Indian Hockey Team, Dhanraj Pillay in a full-fledged sports drama. Inspired by his life story, the actor wishes to bring to the audience the extraordinary journey of Pillay.

With Indian Hockey Team winning accolades at various international sporting events, Mohit believes that it is only relevant to have more mainstream movies being made on the sport. He also maintained that portraying Dhanraj Pillay will let him and everyone around him witness him in a rather different and challenging role. Talking about wanting to essay the role of the hockey player, Mohit Raina said, “I was fascinated by getting an insight into the life of Mr Dhanraj Pillay. His journey is so exceptional — right from his victories to his misses. He has inspired millions and for me, it would be an honour to play him on screen. Sports as a genre is something I’m keen to explore and would love to mould myself for the role.”

Speaking of Dhanraj Pillay, the Former Indian Hockey Team Captain made India win the 1998 Asian Games and 2003 Asia Cup under his captaincy despite having practised with broken Hockey sticks in his early days. A true sports hero, he has had his share of highs and lows, making every bit of his journey worthwhile to be shown on the silver screen.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Mohit Raina will also be seen in Mumbai Diaries Season 2 along with other yet-to-be-announced projects.

Also Read: Photos: Mohit Raina, Kashmira Pardeshi and the team of The Freelancer snapped promoting their web series

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