The Telugu superhit movie HIT. Which captured the hearts of the audiences upon launch. Is all set to succeed in wider viewers now with a Hindi remake. The action-thriller that doubles up as a cop drama will star Rajkummar Rao within the lead role within the Hindi remake.

HIT, which stands for Homicide Intervention Team – tells the story of a cop who’s on the path of a missing lady. Director Dr.Sailesh Kolanu who garnered accolades for this cop thriller might be helming the venture in Hindi as effectively.

Talking about getting Rajkummar Rao on board for the movie. Dr Sailesh Kolanu shares. “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 mature performance. I felt Raj can evoke that kind of 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 excited to be working with Rajkummar Rao and Dil Raju Sir on this project.”

Rajkummar Rao gets cast in the Hindi remake of Telugu cop thriller "HIT"
Rajkummar Rao gets cast in the Hindi remake of Telugu cop thriller “HIT”

Elated to hitch the project, Rajkummar Rao says, “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 & Mr.Dil Raju.”

HIT is deliberate as a massive investigation franchise down south and Director Dr Sailesh Kolanu is eager to comply with that in Bollywood too. Sharing his ideas. The director 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.”