Reportedly #AjayDevgn starrer Disney+Hotstar’s new show #Rudra shooting to commence in Mumbai from July 3rd week. Southern Actress #Raashiikhanna to also play a pivotal role in the series.
We have also learned that South actress Raashii Khanna has been signed in to play a pivotal role in this series that stars Ajay Devgn as a detective investigating serious crimes while battling his own demons. While Devgn essays the role originally played by Idris Elba in Luther, Khanna will be stepping into the shoes of Ruth Wilson, and play a brilliant psychopath and murderer who, as the series progresses, becomes Devgn’s both nemesis and unlikely companion. Rudra will be Khanna’s second Hindi web show after Raj-DK’s upcoming, in-the-production Amazon Prime series that stars Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead.
Rudra — The Edge of Darkness that marks Ajay Devgn’s OTT debut is said to be Disney+Hotstar’s biggest Indian show ever. It’s been planned to be made at an enormous scale and will have multiple seasons with the first one playing over 8-10 episodes. The series, with a bold and genre-defining narrative and powerful characters, follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant cop who’s torn between an unrelenting approach of solving several killings and his attempts to rekindle his marriage. The Disney+Hotstar version is the second Asian adaptation of the five-season British series after the award-winning South Korean version, Less Than Evil.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn has also set up a timeline to finish his directorial venture Mayday. He is expected to wrap up this film by June-end before he heads to Indra Kumar’s comedy Thank God early next month. The superstar will dive into the web space only after filming his portions in Thank God that also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh. He will resume work on his much-anticipated sports drama Maidaan once he is done with Rudra.