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I'll talk about love when the right time comes: Mohit Raina

Says the god of small screen Mohit Raina on his rumoured relationship with actor Mouni Roy adding that all he's looking for now is a long vacation.

tv Updated: Dec 15, 2014 17:30 IST
Debasmita Ghosh
Debasmita Ghosh
Hindustan Times
Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev,Mohit Raina,Mouni Roy

"Hey, tell me," said the voice from the other end of the line, almost making this reporter wonder if a wrong number had been dialed. But no, Mohit Raina is just the guy-next-door - far from the godly image that he'd been portraying on screen so far. "I'm feeling numb," said the 32-year-old in a light vein, when asked how he felt after his show Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev wrapped up after a three-year run, last night. "I don't know how to express my exact feelings, but yes, it's been a life-changing experience over the past three years," said the Jammu boy, who turned a rage on-screen playing the character of Lord Shiva, making millions swoon over his sculpted muscles and mystic eyes. Relaxed and all set for a much-deserved ­vacation, Raina got chatty with us about love, life and plans ahead. Excerpts:

Was it a deliberate effort to stay ­ inaccessible so far just to mystify your character a little more?
I often requested my designer to make a pocket in Shiva's costume, where I can keep my phone (laughs). Jokes apart, it was a big responsibility to play that character. You can't be on your phone, and then be giving a serious take with those intense dialogues the next minute.

What plans now?
First I'll be going home (Jammu), spend time with my family and friends... it's been ages that I got to spend time with them. I want to go for a long vacation. I won't be thinking about work for a while.

You have never spoken about your relationship with Mouni Roy.
If there's anything, I'll definitely talk about it but only when the right time comes. I know people want to know about me as I am a public figure, but there are certain things I'd like to keep private.

What's your idea of a perfect date?
Well, more than what and where, it's more about being with the person you connect with. It could be on my roof-top enjoying a kullhad ki chai or just going on a long drive from Kanyakumari to Bihar or travelling a sleeper class or vacationing in Greece!

First Published: Dec 15, 2014 17:30 IST