On November 12, 2020, PeepingMoon had exclusively informed its readers that after a smashing digital debut with Chris Hemsworth's Netflix crime-thriller Extraction in April this year, Randeep Hooda was going to take the OTT route once again. Peepingmoon.com had exclusively learned that Hooda had next signed a web-series for Jio Studios banner. The actor, who recently underwent leg surgery, will make his Hindi web-series debut with this show, titled Inspector Avinash.
Now, Jio Studios has confirmed our news and announced the web show. Making the big announcement this morning, Jio Studios introduced Randeep in and as Inspector Avinash and tweeted, "Delighted to announce @RandeepHooda in & as #InspectorAvinash in his web series debut - a cop thriller based on UP super cop Avinash Mishra’s life, directed by Neerraj Pathak. In association with #GoldMountainPictures, @neerraj , #KrishanChowdhray,filming begins December 2020."
Delighted to announce @RandeepHooda in & as #InspectorAvinash in his web series debut - a cop thriller based on UP super cop Avinash Mishra’s life, directed by Neerraj Pathak. In association with #GoldMountainPictures, @neerraj, #KrishanChowdhray,filming begins December 2020. pic.twitter.com/rZB0l4OGu1
— Jio Studios (@jiostudios) November 27, 2020
The project will be a thrilling cop drama and will be directed by Sunny Deol's Bhaiyyaji Superhit fame Neeraj Pathak. Randeep will be playing the role of an Uttar Pradesh police officer dealing with crimes in the state.
Our source had earlier informed, "Randeep has been committed to this project since last year. The project was earlier supposed to roll early this year but was delayed due to Randeep's busy schedule. The team then had planned to start filming in April but the sudden COVID-19 lockdown hampered it all again. Neeraj Pathak, Randeep, and the team recently had a virtual discussion and they're now planning to start the show from January 2021 onwards."
Inspector Avinash is Jio Studios' second web project since the company announced its foray into web content production in 2018. The banner had announced its first web series— a dramatic love story set in Mumbai's film industry in the 1970s, revolving around the relationship between a struggling filmmaker and a top heroine — in the partnership with Mahesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films early this year.