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Ajay Devgn wraps Raid 2 shoot, inspired by real-life tax evasion case

The filming of Raid 2, starring Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, and Vaani Kapoor, has been completed across various locations in India.

Ajay Devgn wraps Raid 2 shoot, inspired by real-life tax evasion case
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Last Updated: 09.34 AM, Jun 05, 2024


Ajay Devgn prepared for his five scheduled releases in 2024. With no delay, the actor began filming Raid 2 in the very first week of January. Rumour has it that Raj Kumar Gupta wrapped up his directing effort in Delhi last month, featuring Riteish Deshmukh and Vaani Kapoor.

Raid 2's extensive shoot across multiple locations

Sources told Mid Day that the lengthy shoot that began in the capital and continued throughout Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and eventually the sequel to Devgn's 2018 crime thriller wrapped up on May 10.

Ajay and Riteish spent a week in Mumbai conducting the first schedule. Isabella Thoburn College and La Martiniere College were the locations for their subsequent month-long shoot in Lucknow. They continued their shoot in Rajasthan, including Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, and Khimsar Sand Dunes. Almost all of the locations were actual, according to the source, with the exception of Mumbai.

Inspiration from real-life raid case

Devgn is currently in the midst of post-production for Raid 2, in which he plays Amay Patnaik, a senior income tax official. It appears that a real-life raid case in Uttar Pradesh has served as inspiration for the director this time around. According to the source, the scenario is based on a situation where a politician-businessman from UP faced accusations of tax cheating involving more than Rs. 100 crore.

Producers Bhushan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, and Kumar Mangat are planning an upcoming release on November 15, 2024. 

Details of the 1981 Kanpur raid

Raj Kumar Gupta helmed 2018's Raid, speaking about the first installment. Among its cast members were Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, and Saurabh Shukla. The film is based on the actual 1980s income-tax raid that the Income Tax Department's personnel carried out on Sardar Inder Singh; this raid stands out among others in Indian history for its length.

In Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on July 16, 1981, income tax officers searched the home of Sardar Inder Singh, a businessman, Congress MLA, and ex-Rajya Sabha member. On the morning of July 16, all was calm and peaceful. No one paid any mind when Alok Kumar Batabyal, deputy director (intelligence), who had been in charge of the first day's raids, and a number of other policemen departed from their residence in Swaroop Nagar. Unrecognised valuables, including ₹16 million in gold and cash, were retrieved. Reports indicate that the 18-hour operation required 45 individuals to count the notes.

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