Raid: Theatre actors from Lucknow find place in Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla’s film
When Raid’s trailer hit the internet, it garnered much appreciation across the nation for its creatively punchy one liners and hard hitting dialogues by the leading actors Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla. One interesting fact about this content driven film is that apart from the main cast in the film, all the other actors are professional and renowned theatre artists from Lucknow.
They are not just supporting actors but a cast that has made the storyline look more credible and realistic. These method actors have given incredible performances in the movie and have brought their theatre skills on the big screen.
Director Rajkumar Gupta is also of the same opinion who states, “I have always believed in casting theatre actors as they bring a lot to films. I have also tried to cast actors from local places where the film is set as it brings in flavour and authenticity. Raid is set in Lucknow- which has a very active theatre scene and very talent actors. ”
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, Raid is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The film releases on March 16, 2018.