Mohit Raina: Anupam Kher is a legend, but he doesn’t like to be called one
The actors will be seen in the lead in Neeraj Pandey’s series The Freelancer
Actor Mohit Raina, who will be seen as the lead in Neeraj Pandey's upcoming thriller series The Freelancer, has heaped praise on his co-star Anupam Kher, saying that he feels lucky to get the opportunity to work with him.
Talking about the same, Mohit said, "Though Anupam sir is a legend for actors like me, he doesn't like to be called one. Getting to work with him is obviously a great opportunity, I feel lucky. You always learn from a senior even just by observing them."
The series is based on the book - A Ticket to Syria by Shirish Thorat. The book attempts to share the story about the insidious operations of the Islamic State, and how the terror group has perfected a cross-country operation that converts thousands to a depraved cause.
Produced by Friday Storytellers, filmmaker Neeraj Pandey is the creator and showrunner. He is known for films like A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and others. The Freelancer is about an extraction mission where a girl is held captive in the war-torn environment of Syria, and her escape from the world of death.
Set to release on September 1, on Disney+ Hotstar, The Freelancer also features Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis, Sarah Jane Dias amongst others in pivotal roles.
Mohit is best known for his portrayal of Lord Shiva in the television series Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. He then starred in movies like Uri-The Surgical Strike, Mrs Serial Killer, Shiddat and Ishq-e-Nadaan.
The 41-year-old actor has also starred in web series like Kaafir, Bhaukaal and Mumbai Diaries 26/11.