Rajkummar Rao will star in the Hindi remake of Telugu thriller ‘HIT’ (2020), makers announced on Wednesday.
‘HIT,’ which stands for Homicide Intervention Team, tells the story of a police officer who is on the trail of a missing woman, reports the Hindustan Times. Director of the original, Sailesh Kolanu, who received praise for the thriller, will also be heading up the project in Hindi.
Kolanu said in a statement, “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.”
The director went on to say, “I felt Raj can evoke that kind of a 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.”
Rao himself was quick to praise the project and 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 look out 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 and Dil Raju.”
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