Actor Rajkummar Rao will star in the Hindi remake of Telugu investigative thriller film HIT, directed by Sailesh Kolanu.
The makers of the film on Wednesday announced having Rajkummar on board. Director Sailesh Kanu in a statement said: “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.”
IT'S OFFICIAL… #RajkummarRao to star in #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Hit… A thriller… Sailesh Kolanu – who directed the original #Telugu film – will direct #Hindi version too… Produced by Dil Raju and Kuldeep Rathore… Now in pre-production stages… Starts 2021. pic.twitter.com/7jCuPc3pu6
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“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 maturely excited to be working with Rajkummar Rao and Dil Ra sir on this project.”
HIT is an abbreviated word that stands for Homicide Intervention Team. The film tells the story of a cop who is in charge of finding a missing woman. Director Sailesh Kolanu, who received the audience and critical acclaim for the Telugu film will once again direct its Hindi remake.
Overjoyed by the opportunity, Rajkummar Rao said in the statement: “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 taking this journey with Sailesh & Dil Raju.”
HIT was produced by actor Nani featuring Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the leading role. The movie relied on intense storytelling and perfectly hooked the audiences’ attention with its immersive plot. The movie garnered massive accolades among fans across the industry.