The versatile actor will be starring in the Hindi remake of the Telugu thriller of the same title
By Our Correspondent
Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao is all set to star in the Hindi remake of the Telugu thriller ‘HIT’. / It will be directed by Sailesh Kolanu who also helmed the original. The Hindi version will be produced by Dil Raju and Kuldeep Rathore. The orginal (Tollywood) film featured Vishwak Sen and Ruhan Sharma in the leading roles.
HIT, which stands for Homicide Intervention Team, focuses on a cop who is on the search of a missing woman. Rajkummar Rao, who will be playing the cop, said in a statement, “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 am looking forward to take this journey with Sailesh and Dil Raju.”
Talking about the Hindi remake and commenting on Rao’s performance, director Dr. Solanu says,” 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 is 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 Shaitan . He is a terrific actor and has managed to surprise us every time with his performances.”
‘HIT’ which is planned as a massive investigation franchise in the South, the director is keen on following the same in Bollywood as well. Commenting on the same, Dr. Solanu stated, “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.”
The Rajkummar Rao-starrer ‘HIT’ is currently under pre-production and is scheduled to release in 2021.