Rajkummar Rao is a versatile actor, and there’s no denying it. The actor, last seen in Mr and Mrs Mahi, is preparing for a career shift. Rajkummar has impressed audiences with a wide range of roles over his 14-year career, and now he’s returning to the action thriller genre with Hit: The First Case in 2022.

However, things are about to change. Sources reveal that Rao has signed on for Maalik, a hardcore action film to be directed by Pulkit of Bhakshak fame and produced by Jay Shewakramani. The project is set to begin filming in September.

Rajkummar Rao Turns Action Hero For Maalik

A source close to the project told Mid-day, “While Raj has carved a niche for himself with his solid performances, he hasn’t developed the image of a hero of the masses. With his next few films, he wants to explore that space. When Jay and Pulkit approached him for Maalik, Raj immediately gave his nod as the film presented him in a new avatar.”

“It’s an emotion-driven, action entertainer that will see the actor performing high-octane stunts. He has begun working on his physique as the role demands a muscular frame,” the source added.

Medha Shankr To Play The Female Lead, Filming Begins In September

Joining Rao in Maalik is Medha Shankr, who gained attention with 12th Fail in 2023. Shankr has been cast as the female lead in the story written by Pulkit. The source added, “The script required a soft, intelligent, and sensitive actor who would be the perfect foil to Raj’s character. The shoot will begin in September in Lucknow and then move to Benares as the story is based there. Pulkit plans to wrap up filming over a three-month start-to-finish schedule.”

Rajkummar Rao’s Upcoming Projects

Looking at his upcoming projects, Rajkummar will appear in the highly anticipated horror comedy Stree 2, set to release on August 15. He stars alongside Shraddha Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurana, Pankaj Tripathi, and Abhishek Banerjee in this spooky tale. Alongside this project, Rajkummar also has a Vicky Vidya Ka Woh Wala Video lined up, where he stars alongside Triptii Dimri.

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