Bollywood has always been attracted to stories from the South. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, another South film that was released earlier this year has been confirmed for a Hindi remake. HIT: The First Case released on 28th February this year and went on to become a blockbuster despite lockdown. Rajkummar Rao who was last seen in Shimla Mirchi this year will be stepping into Vishwak Sen’s shoes for the role of a troubled cop in the film.
Rajkummar Rao confirmed the news with Mumbai Mirror, saying, “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 will be produced by Dil Raju and Kuldeep Rathore. It is in the scripting stage as of now. Director Sailesh Konalu opened up on casting Raj for the character of a cop in the Crime Investigation Department who is troubled by his past. “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,” he added while reasoning that Rajkummar can perfectly play the part.
Further, the director said that film has the potential to turn into a franchise. “It has the potential to be a successful franchise in Bollywood, too, because the premise is global rather than local,” he told Mirror.
Meanwhile, the film will only go on floors in 2021 given the pandemic situation in the country and the availability of dates on Raj’s part. The actor would be next seen in Roohi Afzana that also stars Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma in key roles.
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