Raj Kumar Gupta’s last release Raid featuring Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz was a hit. The film has made over Rs 100 crore at the box office. And now, we hear, the filmmaker is teaming up with Arjun Kapoor for another film based on a real-life event after Raid. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the film will be completed in a start to finish schedule in Nepal and India in the second half of the year and will release in 2019.
According to a source close to the tabloid, “A couple of weeks ago, Raj Kumar finalised Arjun Kapoor to play an intelligence officer and the hero of this do-or-die covert operation. The two have had a couple of narrations and long telephonic conversations about the project recently.” The filmmaker is now finalising actors to play other officers in the film.
The source also added, “Arjun loved the script and Raj Kumar has demanded start-to-finish dates because he wants to shoot in one go without any distractions. Since Arjun has already committed to three yet-to release films — Vipul Shah’s romcom Namaste England alongside Parineeti Chopra, Ashutosh Gowariker’s battle royal Panipat with Sanjay Dutt and the Hindi remake of the Telugu Blockbuster Arjun Reddy — he is working out his dates. They are both keen to take this story of a terrorist, who was eventually captured without a single shot being fired, to the world soon”
This isn’t the first time there have been talks about Raj Kumar Gupta and Arjun doing a film together. A few years ago, there was buzz that the two will collaborate on the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2020 but things did not work at that point.