Rajkummar Rao, over the years in Bollywood, has established himself as a great performer who has an eye for unique and layered characters. Be it comedy or thriller, he has proven his mettle with every new film. Now, exploring further into thrillers, Rajkummar has signed the Hindi remake of the Telugu thriller HIT: The First Case. Directed by Dr. Sailesh Kolanu who also helmed the original, the film is expected to go on floors 2021. Talking of the project, Rajkummar told a leading daily that when he watched HIT for the first time, he instantly connected with the story and found it to be relevant in the current time.
"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,” Rajkummar told.
In the Hindi remake of HIT, Rajkummar will be seen playing the role of a troubled cop. Speaking of the actor, director Sailesh told the daily that he is the perfect choice for bringing in a certain degree of darkness yet make the audience root for him. "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. I have been following his work since Shaitaan, he is a terrific actor and has managed to surprise us with his performance every time," Sailesh said.
HIT revolves around a cop in the Crime Investigation Department who works in the Homicide Intervention Team, who is on a mission to trace a missing woman. The original featured Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles. The remake will be produced by Dil Raju and Kuldeep Rathore. The rest of the cast is yet to be announced.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)