Actor Rajkummar Rao will star in the Hindi remake of recent Telugu investigative thriller HIT, its makers announced on Wednesday.

HIT – which stands for Homicide Intervention Team – tells the story of a cop who is on the trail of a missing woman. Director Sailesh Kolanu, who garnered accolades for this cop thriller, will be helming the project in Hindi as well.

Talking about getting Rajkumar Rao on board for the film, Sailesh Kolanu said in a statement: “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.”

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