Ajay Devgn is all set to play a tough no-nonsense Income Tax Officer from Uttar Pradesh in his upcoming film Raid, a Raj Kumar Gupta directorial. The film is set in the 1980s Uttar Pradesh and will be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat. Written by Ritesh Shah who also has super-hits like Pink and Airlift to his name, Raid is scheduled to release on April 20, 2018. Casting for Devgn’s opponent and other important characters is underway.
As is suggested by the name, the project is based on one of the most popular and well-crafted Income Tax raids in the country and Ajay will reportedly play the lead. It is said to go on floors in September this year. Talking about the film, director Raj Kumar Gupta says, “RAID is a story that needs to be told on the big screen. I am looking forward to my collaboration with Ajay sir, Bhushanji, Kumarji and Abhishek on this film.” If this hasn’t got you excited, let us tell you that Raj Kumar Gupta is the man behind the 2011 hit No One Killed Jessica and Rajeev Khandelwal’s Aamir.
Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “Ajay Devgn is a great actor. We have produced Baadshaho and are now happy to be also producing Raid. Raid is a content driven film and we are excited to produce it.”
Abhishek Pathak says, “As producers, we are always on the lookout for exciting material and it all starts there and with RAID it is a continuation of our thought-process of backing films with content like Special Chabbis andDrishyam which we produced andRustom which we acquired for all India distribution. We are looking forward to our association with Raj Kumar Gupta on this film.”
Based on a real-life incident, expectations from this Ajay-Raj Kumar collaboration will be high among the audience. Meanwhile, Ajay is gearing up for Baadshaho, his upcoming flick with Emraan Hashmi and Ileana D’Cruz. Considering Ajay’s spectacular performance in films like Drishyam, Gangaajal, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Singham, we are sure Raj Kumar couldn’t find a better actor to essay this role.