He has visited the Valley thrice since his family was displaced, and even though his visits make his blood boil, he feels militancy has receded to quite an extent.
In Jammu, the 48-year-old lives with his parents, wife and has a 10-year-old son. His family accompanied him to the sets of KBC, an experience which will remain with him for a lifetime, he says.
"Amitabh Bachchan is a real legend. He shows so much love and affection, he is so warm, and the way he talks to people, on and off the set, is magical. It is unmatched," added Raina.
It wasn't a one-off attempt at KBC for Raina, whose victory on the show will be aired on Sony during Sunday's episode.
"I tried to get into KBC in 2000 first, when the show began. For three months, I tried hard day and night, but then I was very disheartened. Then I didn't try until I chanced upon a poem, which imparted the learning - Koshish karne waalon ki haar nahin hoti (Those who try, never fail)'.
"So I decided I shouldn't feel like a loser, and instead, try for the next season of KBC. As soon as Mr.Bachchan announced the sixth season at the end of the fifth season, I was excited. I was focussed about making it to the show, and I did," he said with pride in his voice.
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