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Rajkummar Rao To Star In The Hindi Remake Of Telugu Cop Drama ‘HIT’

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The Telugu superhit film HIT is all set be remade into Hindi. The remake will star Rajkummar Rao in the lead. The cop drama will be directed by Dr. Sailesh Konalu in Hindi as well.

HIT is the story of a cop who is on the trail of a missing woman. Talking about getting Rajkummar Rao on board for the film, Kolanu says, “HIT: The First Case tells the story of a police officer who is constantly fighting a battle with his past and his present. 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. I felt Raj can evoke that kind of response. I have been following his work ever since I watched Shaitaan. He is a terrific actor. I am really excited to be working with him.” The Telugu film starred Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles and was produced by Nani and Prashanti Tipirneni.

Rajkummar Rao says, “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 this film.”

The film is being planned as a big investigative franchise down south and Dr. Konalu wants to repeat the same in Bollywood as well. The director says, “I foresee HIT being a successful franchise in Bollywood. I feel the premise is very global. 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.”

Producer Dil Raju, who is remaking Nani’s Jersey in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor will be backing this venture under the Dil Raju Productions banner along with Kuldeep Rathore. The film is now in pre-production and will go on floors in 2021. More details will be announced soon, the makers said.

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