July 15 : Dil Raju Productions has officially announced that Rajkummar Rao has been cast to play the lead in the Hindi remake of Telugu film HIT. The film will be directed by Sailesh Kolanu, who directed the original Telugu film. The movie will go on floors in 2021.
Produced by Dil Raju, (who is remaking Jersey in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor), and Kuldeep Rathore, the film’s release date has not been announced. The original Telugu film HIT: The First Case starred Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles. The Hindi version is now in the pre-production stages.
HIT stands for Homicide Intervention Team. Rajkummar will play the lead character of a police officer in the Crime Investigation Department and works in HIT. HIT is the story of a police officer who is on the trail of a missing woman. Rajkummar reportedly said that the film is relevant in today’s environment, and he instantly got connected to it as he looks out to play characters he has not explored so far.
The Telugu film HIT was Sailesh’s directorial debut, which released earlier this year. Sailesh, who is excited to foray in Bollywood, also tweeted, “Finally the news is out! I’ve been trying to hide the excitement for a while now. It’s official, really happy to announce the remake of HIT film in Hindi starring @RajkummarRao, A big thanks to #dilraju sir @SVC_official for making this happen #HITfilm #Announcement #Bollywood”.
It is also reported that the Telugu HIT will have a sequel titled HIT: The Second Case.