Ajay Devgn to play income tax officer in 'Raid'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): Known for his intense and character driven roles, Ajay Devgn is all set to return to a film rooted in reality. Trader analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news of Devgn's casting on Twitter. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ajay Devgn to enact the role of an Income Tax officer in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raid?src=hash">#Raid</a>... Written by Ritesh Shah, the film will be directed by Rajkumar Gupta...</p>&mdash; taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) <a href="https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/897015052946948098">August 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The two-time National Award-winning actor will play a no-nonsense income tax officer in 'Raid', which will be helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raid?src=hash">#Raid</a> is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak. Shooting starts Sept 2017. 20 April 2018 release</p>&mdash; taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) <a href="https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/897015212380872704">August 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Set in Uttar Pradesh of the 1980s, the movie, produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat, has been scripted by Ritesh Shah ('Pink' and 'Airlift' fame). The movie will go on floors in September and the release date has been set as April 20, 2018. (ANI)