In March this year, Ajay Devgn took to his social media profile sharing a cryptic message wherein he inquired fans and viewers to relate to him not as Ajay Devgn but as Sudarshan. At that time reports insisted that the said post was a promotion for his soon to be released web series that would also be Devgn’s OTT debut. Now, a few weeks on Bollywood Hungama has arranged to get some inside facts about Devgn’s show. A well-placed industry source claims that the said show will be a remake of the British TV series Luther.
Remarking on the same the insider spills the beans saying, “Yes, Ajay will be making his OTT debut with the Luther remake that is jointly being produced by BBC India and Applause Entertainment. Once ready the show will be aired on Disney+ Hotstar, and an official announcement of the show will happen sometime next week.” After asking the source for more facts about the cast of the show and he adds, “The original is a psychological crime thriller with Idris Elba playing the lead. Given the seriousness and gravitas needed for the role, Ajay was the perfect fit for the remake. Besides Devgn, the remake will also feature a prominent female lead much like the original, and buzz is that Ileana D’Cruz has been approached for the said role.”
It is also said that the show will be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar who directed the 2012 film Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Though what to expect from this show is still in the dark, given the storyline of the original British TV show Luther, we can anticipate the remake to feature Devgn going undercover as an investigator to solve crimes.