Rajkummar Rao is all set to play the lead role in the Hindi remake of Telugu superhit film HIT, which stands for Homicide Intervention Team.
The action-thriller revolves around a cop who is on the trail of a missing woman. Dr.Sailesh Kolanu who had directed the original will be wielding the megaphone for the remake as well.
Elated to join the project, Rajkummar Rao said, “When I saw HIT, I instantly connected with it. It’s an engaging story, relevant in today’s environment. As an actor I am always on the lookout to play characters I haven’t explored and HIT gives me a chance to do that . I’m looking forward to take this journey with Sailesh & Mr.Dil Raju.”
Talking about getting Rajkummar on board, Dr. Sailesh Kolanu stated, “The first case of HIT tells the story of a police officer who is constantly fighting a battle with his past and his present. So it’s a troubled character. I wanted to cast someone who can bring that darkness to the role and still make the audience root for him with a matured performance. I felt Raj can evoke that kind of response. I have been following Rajkummar’s work ever since I watched Shaitaan. He is a terrific actor and has managed to surprise us every time with his performances. I am really excited to be working with Rajkummar Rao and Dil Raju Sir on this project.”
When asked of he is planning to convert it into a franchise, the director said “Yes, I see HIT has the potential to be a successful franchise in Bollywood too. I feel the premise of HIT is very global. Of course, I will be making very minor changes to suit the sensibilities of the audience all over India. The idea is to create a realistic world of crime and investigation and put a bunch of beautifully flawed and grey characters in that world. And then let multiple stories unfold within that world.”
Producer Dil Raju, who is remaking Nani’s Jersey in Hindi with Shahid Kapooris bankrolling the project along with Kuldeep Rathore.
The film is presently in pre-production and will go on floors in 2021.
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