New role leaves Vineet Raina nostalgic!


New Delhi, Oct. 31 -- TV actor Vineet Raina, who has bagged the role of a strict sports teacher in an ongoing show, got nostalgic about the character that reminded him of his own sports teacher from school.

"We had a sports teacher, Mr Naseeb Singh, in the army school in Kashmir. He was respected even more than the principal. He used to be very strict with the rest of the students but had a special soft corner for me," remembers Raina, who himself has been a sports enthusiast in real life, and has represented the country in various sports including volleyball, basketball and badminton.

"My character, Arjun is that of an ex-army man, who will train and groom the central character, Chakor. Chakor was recently rescued from the bondage of child labour, and Arjun will have a huge role in the upsurge of the little girl as an athlete. He will be her mentor and guide in life. Portraying this kind of a personality is a big responsibility in itself," says Raina, who was last seen in the show Lapataganj and has earlier been a part of popular serials including Punar Vivah (2012) and Adaalat (2010).