His debut series is a remake of the award-winning British show 'Luther’, starring Idris Elba.
Actor Ajay Devgn has joined the bandwagon of Bollywood celebrities who are making their digital debuts with his crime-drama series Rudra – The Edge of Darkness, which will stream on Disney+ Hotstar. The show, produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India, is an adaptation of the British series Luther, for Indian audiences.
In a statement, Devgn said: “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. The digital world excites me, and I am looking forward to working with Applause and BBC to bring this series to life on Disney+ Hotstar. Rudra — The Edge of Darkness 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.”
The actor, also shared a teaser of Rudra to give his fans a sneak-peek into what can be expected from his web debut.
Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, commented: “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. With Disney+ Hotstar VIP we have built a strong foundation and are looking forward to creating this global series. We work very closely with BBC Studios to bring the best stories to Indian audiences and Rudra is a brilliant re-imagination of an iconic global format.”
Sunil Rayan, President and Head, Disney+ Hotstar, said the series will push boundaries with its content. He stated: “This kind of storytelling has never before been attempted in India. The narrative is bold and genre-defining, crafted not just for metro audiences but also appealing to hundreds of millions of users across the country. We’re thrilled to have Ajay Devgn headline the series and we are certain that his fans would be happy to see him in a new avatar.”