Randeep Hooda to star in Inspector Avinash for Jio Studios, Gold Mountain

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India’s Jio Studios and Gold Mountain Pictures have announced that Randeep Hooda is set to star in web series Inspector Avinash, which will be directed by Neerraj Pathak.

Hooda, who is making his web series debut with the project, will play real life cop Avinash Mishra. Produced by Pathak and Krishan Chowdhray, the series is set in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and scheduled to start shooting in December 2020.

“I look forward to exploring new challenging roles with each of my characters and Inspector Avinash gives me a fabulous opportunity to do that. It’s a highly inspiring and interesting role based on true life events of a super cop,” said Hooda. 

Hooda has credits including Bollywood films Highway (2014), Sultan (2016) and Love Aaj Kal (2020), and also had roles in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding and TV series A Suitable Boy. Pathak’s last film as director was Brother, Superhit (2018), starring Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta.