Raashii Khanna on working with Ajay Devgn for the first time: “I was nervous at first to work with him”
Rudra – The Edge of Darkness will be available exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar from 4th March 2022 in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bengali_
With a pulse-pounding criminal investigation and a complex hero living in the dark to discover the truth, Disney+ Hotstar is set to release its much-awaited series, Hotstar Specials’ Rudra – The Edge of Darkness, on 4th March. Helmed by ace director Rajesh Mapuskar, this riveting crime thriller is headlined by celebrated actor Ajay Devgn in an intense avatar of a cop for the first time in a series. Spanning across six episodes, the series has been shot across multiple unique locations in Mumbai and reimagines the city from the lens of the country’s most wanted. Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India, the crime drama features a stellar cast including Raashi Khanna, Esha Deol, Atul Kulkarni, Ashwini Kalsekar, Tarun Gahlot, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Satyadeep Misra in pivotal roles.
One of the biggest takeaways from the trailer has been the intriguing chemistry between Ajay Devgn and Raashii Khanna’s characters. Audiences have been wondering what is the relationship they share and how will their path cross.
Raashii Khanna who is very excited to make her digital debut shared an insight on the relationship her character shares with Rudra and working with Ajay Devgn, she shares, “To be honest, I was nervous at first to work with him. But when I met him, I realized how down to earth he is. It’s very easy to have a conversation with him. And whatever little that I have pulled off playing this character is all thanks to him and my director. Ajay sir was very supportive and made me feel very comfortable. I wouldn’t have been able to pull off certain scenes if it wasn’t for his support, especially my introduction. He obviously is very experienced and I learnt a lot from him in terms of camera angles, playing out certain emotions, playing it natural and the list is very long!”
A remake of the successful British series Luther, the series is an engaging and dark take on a cop’s journey of uncovering truths and bringing victims justice. It will see Ajay Devgn’s titular character of an intuitive and instinctive police officer fighting for the truth in darkness as he wades through a grim and complex web of crimes and criminals and corruption with a wrathful, steely grit.
_Tune in to Disney+ Hotstar to catch Ajay Devgn’s digital debut with crime thriller drama Rudra – The Edge of Darkness from 4th March 2022 onwards.