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'I always struggle with drinking scenes'

Actor Mohit Raina recently revealed details about his forthcoming series and the challenges he faced while shooting it.

Actor Mohit Raina is back on OTT after a gap of a year. He will soon be seen playing an ex-cop-turned-mercenary 'Avinash Kamath' in the upcoming series 'The Freelancer'. Though Mohit has donned the uniform in the past, getting into the skin of character didn't come naturally.

To adapt to the intricacies of his reel character, Raina spent time to understand its nuances. He said, "Well to stay true to the story I had to show the transition of the character from early failures in life to a mature guy who has lived his life and gained experience. For the early life we tried to look lean and for the current life it was slight grey hair and someone who would come across as harmless and would easily blend in a crowd."

But it wasn't the role that made him bite his nails. It was shooting drinking scenes that gave him jitters.

"I always struggle with drinking scenes, it’s something that doesn’t come easy to me. Apart from that it was more action-related and getting used to the terrain on a daily basis," he shared.

is based on the book 'A Ticket to Syria' written by Shirish Thora. The series is directed by Bhav Dhulia and produced by Friday Storytellers. It is helmed by Neeraj Pandey, who has donned the hat of its creator.

The Freelancer revolves around a man on an extraction mission and a young girl held captive in a war-torn hostile environment of Syria. It will air on Disney+Hotstar from September 1.

Besides Raina, the series features actors Anupam Kher and Kashmira Pardeshi in the lead, along with actors Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis and Sarah Jane Dias in prominent roles.


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