Rajkummar Rao to play a troubled cop in Hindi remake of Telugu thriller, HIT
Rajkummar Rao to play a troubled cop in Hindi remake of Telegu thriller – HIT. More details about the film and Rao, inside.
Just before the news of nationwide lockdown hit, on February 28, Telugu thriller HIT: The First Case fronted by Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma, emerged a big winner at the box-office down South. The Dr Sailesh Kolanu-directorial was among the last film to open in the theatres and its run was cut short when people started fearing the coronavirus pandemic and started staying away. And now according to the latest reports, the mystery movie will be remade in Hindi with Rajkummar Rao stepping in as the cop. It will be produced by Dil Raju and Kuldeep Rathore.
Supporting the news piece, Raj told Mirror, “When I watched HIT, I instantly connected with the story. It’s engaging and relevant in today’s times. As an actor, I am always on the lookout for characters I have not explored before and HIT gives me the chance to do that. I am looking forward to this journey.”
The film revolves around a cop in the Crime Investigation Department working in the Homicide Intervention Team, who is on the trail of a missing woman. It is currently being scripted keeping the sensibilities of a pan-India audience in mind and is expected to roll in 2021.
Sailesh adding on to Raj’s statement said, “His character is caught in a battle between his past and the present. “He’s a troubled character and I wanted to cast someone who can bring that darkness to the role and still make the audience root for him with a mature performance,” reasons the director who believes that Raj can evoke just this response. “I have been following his work since Shaitaan, he is a terrific actor and has managed to surprise us with his performance every time.”
The Telugu film had an open-end, hinting at a sequel and Sailesh admits Part 2 is in the works. “It has the potential to be a successful franchise in Bollywood, too, because the premise is global rather than local,” he says, revealing that he will be tweaking some portions, the idea being to create a realistic world of crime and investigation with a bunch of beautifully flawed grey characters inhabiting it with multiple stories unfold within that world.
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