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Rudra marks Ajay Devgn's digital debut

April 20, 2021 14:11 IST

IMAGE: Ajay Devgan in Rudra -- The Edge Of Darkness. All photographs: Kind courtesy Ajay Devgn/

After playing iconic cop roles through his career, Ajay Devgn will now be seen in an intense and gritty new cop avatar as he makes his grand entry into the digital space with his first-ever crime drama series, Rudra -- The Edge Of Darkness, to be telecast on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

The Hotstar Specials series will soon be going into production and will be shot across iconic locales of Mumbai.

Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India, it reimagines the iconic, globally successful British series, Luther, for Indian audiences.

'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,'said Devgan.

'The digital world excites me and I am looking forward to working with Applause and BBC to bring this series to life,' the star added.

Talking about the plotline, Devgn adds, 'Rudra is a compelling and highly intriguing story and I can't wait to begin this new journey! 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.'

Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, said, 'Rudra 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.'

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