Nearly two decades ago, R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza made their Hindi film debut with Gautham Menon’s romantic drama Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (RHTDM). But even after all these years, we are still rooting for the delightful mush-fest that the film was. The rugged Madhavan still makes every girl’s heart skip a beat while the ever-charming Dia is still the crush of millions out there. Mohit Raina, who is set to make his digital debut alongside Dia in ZEE5 Original series Kaafir, admits that he too had developed a crush on the actress after the 2001 film.
In a freewheeling 15 minutes conversation about his very first web venture Kaafir, Mohit goes all blushy and smiling when I ask him about his co-star Dia. The Bollywood starlet mentioned to us that Mohit is like that child who seems silent on the exterior but is very naughty. Prod him about the same and he reveals, “I was just finishing my college, or perhaps I had moved out I am not sure when Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein had released. All of us had this huge crush on Reena Malhotra. We had beautiful Dia Mirza play Reena Malhotra in RHTDM. So when I was going to work with Dia, I was like, “I am gonna work with Dia Mirza!” I was in awe of her, which I still haven’t told her ever.”
It’s an open secret that the handsome hunk is a shy boy and thus, took longer to open up to his co-stars on the sets. “I am a little shy and very reserved person, so I took some time. In this case, I guess I took extra time. I wasn’t mischievous to the level that I did not play a prank on anybody,” he asserts.
For Mohit, working with Dia was the benchmark he thinks no other co-actor would be able to match up. “Phenomenal!” goes the Uri: The Surgical Strike actor, further adding, It has been “soulful, intense, amazing, I don’t think it will happen again with anybody. Working with Dia Mirza is the benchmark. Now that I have revealed the secret that I had a crush on her, yes, it was very fun!”
To think of it, we cannot really blame Mohit, don’t we all love to love Dia? Guessed so!
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