Ileana D’Cruz to be seen as Devgn’s wife in Raid


Actress Ileana D’Cruz will be seen playing the role of Ajay Devgn’s wife in Raj Kumar Gupta’s directorial venture, ‘Raid’. Set in 1981 Lucknow, ‘Raid’ is based on one of the biggest income tax heists that changed the course of history! From her debut in the rom com ‘Barfi’ or showcasing her comic timing in ‘Mubarakaan’, the actress has always attempted to play a varied choice of characters.

In an interview with a leading publication, Ileana gave us an insight about her character in ‘Raid’, “Even though the film is about the raid with Ajay (Devgn) as an income tax officer, I do have a pivotal role. I admit, in terms of footage, it’s not large, but it’s an interesting part of the film. My character is not a demure wife from the ’80s, she is sensible, speaks her mind and is quite the force behind him. The equation between them comes out in the songs and in the emotional scenes where you realise she is worried for him yet tries to put up a brave front.”

On working with Ajay Devgn again after ‘Raid’ and ‘Baadshaho’, she said, “There’s no plan as of now, but I’d love to work with Ajay again because he’s been doing a lot of content-driven films and is a nice, positive person to hang out with. On the sets, he was always chatting with his daughter (Nysa) or son (Yug) and since I was invariably listening in, I now feel I know his whole family.”

Gulshan Kumar & T-Series present, A Panorama Studios Production, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, ‘Raid’ is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The film releases on 16 March 2018.


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