Mumbai: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is all set to make his digital debut with the crime drama web series “Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness”. The actor will essay a gritty cop avatar that reimagines the enduring British series “Luther” for the Indian viewers.
“My attempt has always been to tell unique stories and work with good talent. The idea is to raise the bar of entertainment in India. The digital world excites me,” stated Devgn.
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— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 20, 2021
Speaking about taking part in a cop, the “Singham” actor added: “Playing a cop on screen is not new to me, but this time the character is more intense, complex and dark. What drew me most to his persona, is that he is possibly the greyest character you may come across in recent times.”
Produced by Applause Leisure in affiliation with BBC Studios India, the Hotstar Specials series will quickly be going into manufacturing and can be shot throughout iconic locales of Mumbai. The series will drop on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium later this 12 months.
“The scale at which Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness is being created is enormous and is a testament to our passion for creating compelling, disruptive content,” stated Sunil Rayan, President & Head, Disney+ Hotstar.
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Leisure, added: “‘Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness’ is one of our biggest shows to date and we are very excited to have Ajay Devgn play the lead. He truly has the fiery intensity and persona required to play this iconic character.”