Vineet Raina will play a character who suffers from split personality in his next show Maa. This will be the first time Vineet will play negative role. â€œThe character has dual shades. You can call it split personality – I have to switch on and off from one role to the other. I had that chocolate boy kind of image from Maayka so I had to change completely for this role as he is out and out a black character,â€ says Vineet.And to pull of the role convincingly, Vineet had to work hard and change his look.â€œI was on a weight training programme for two months. I go to gym every day for an hour and do cardio exercises extensively. I have cut off my hair and now looking quite muscular as this character is that of an athlete. I am eating lots of salad and chicken and drinking protein shakes. I am also avoiding fatty food.
Then I have also done lots of homework about this character like how he will behave and what will be his mannerisms and everything. I am sure people will enjoy this character a lot. I am getting good responses for my promos also,â€ says the actor.
When asked about his departure from Maayka, Raina says he has no plans of returning to the show.
â€œI will not enter in Maayka right now. The channel has not approached me for bringing back my character. Veer and Soniâ€™s couple was very popular and since I and Shilpa (Shinde) have left the show, it is not getting as high TRPs which they used to get in the past. The channel knows very well that this is a new show and I have to give my time to this show,â€ says Vineet.
Vineet and his lady love Tanushree were most recently seen on Nach Baliye 4.
Report By: Sonali Joshi