After delivering this year's biggest blockbuster Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, the actor-director duo of Ajay Devgn and Bhushan Kumar are all set to bring forward a sequel of their 2018 hit movie Raid.
Yes, Raid 2 is on the cards!
The script of the forthcoming movie is currently under development, producers confirmed.
It is expected to go on floors next year.
Here is more.
Inspired by a true story, Raid revolved around a no-nonsense and upright Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer, who goes on to conduct the longest-running Income Tax raid in Indian history.
Ajay portrayed the protagonist, IRS officer Amay Patnaik, while Saurabh Shukla played a corrupt politician named Rameshwar "Tauji".
The film received positive reviews and turned out to be a box office success.
Quoting a source, Mumbai Mirror reported that the new movie will also be based on a similar true story.
The source told the publication, "The franchise seeks to bring into the public eye heroes who work closely with intelligence agencies to track white-collar crimes."
"Raid 2 will also be a tribute to men who do not wear the uniform," they added.
Production company T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar confirmed the news.
He added that they are planning to turn Raid into a multi-film franchise.
The producer said, "It will be a huge multi-film franchise, and Ajay ji and I, along with Kumar Mangat ji, are looking to take Raid forward."
"Since the original was a much-loved film, the sequel is a huge responsibility," he added.
Ajay's last movie Tanhaji was a rage at the box office, collecting nearly Rs. 280 crore.
The actor now has a long line-up of movies coming up such as Bhuj: The Pride of India, sports-drama Maidaan, SS Rajamouli's RRR, a remake of Tamil film Kaithi, and Indra Kumar's Thank God.
However, all productions currently remain stalled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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