It was Bade Achhe Lagte Hai that gave Mohit Malhotra overnight fame and recognition. Looking back, he also did a number of other shows that added to his name. The actor wants to continue doing good work in the coming times too. He is thankful for everything he has achieved till now.
“Apart from Bade Achhe…, Splitsvilla has also been a landmark show because even today after 12-13 years, people still remember me from it. Splitsvilla was the start of the reality show era in our country and people watched that show throughout. The music of the show was amazing. So these two shows were remarkable in my career,” says Mohit, who was last seen in Naagin 5.
“Hina Khan and I were there together in Naagin 5. And, before that I did a movie with Vikram Bhatt titled Hacked alongside Hina again,” he adds.
In his career there seem to be gaps in the kind of TV work he has done. “In terms of TV, I am looking for a male-oriented show. Usually, on TV we see female-oriented shows and as men, we don’t get to explore too much, so I am looking for a role of a male protagonist. Hopefully, that will come soon,” he smiles.
The content on TV has changed over the years, feels the actor. “Content is something that keeps evolving with time. And, it should change because people are evolving with time. So as the whole society evolves, the content also changes. I am glad that we are getting better. People now have access to global content through various platforms. So, when the benchmark is set high everyone has to catch up with it,” he adds.
Meanwhile, the actor, who was seen in Maya 3, a show on Jio TV, wants to do more projects on OTT. He even enjoys watching content online.
On what he likes, he shares, “Things that are based on real incidents because those stories you haven’t heard of and I love the way they are presented as you learn and get to see great performances. OTT has varied content and I am glad that you can watch anything. Things are changing for the better. I also love some slice-of-life shows, it’s amazing.”