Filmmaker Kumar Mangat Pathak will make a film on the raids of the Income Tax Department in Kanpur and Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh under the name ‘Raid-2’. He made this announcement during a panel discussion at the ‘Kashi Film Festival’ organized for the first time in Uttar Pradesh. According to a statement, he said that his film ‘Raid’ only showed that money can be drawn from walls, while recent Income Tax raids in Kanpur and Kannauj actually revealed money coming out of walls. Seeing this, he made up his mind to make the film ‘Raid-2’.
Pathak told that the scene of money coming out of the walls will be shown in this film. Significantly, in Kumar Mangat’s 2018 release Raid, actor Ajay Devgn was in the role of an income tax officer and he raids the house of a politician. The film also starred actress Ileana D’Cruz and actor Saurabh Shukla. In raids conducted by the Income Tax and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, around Rs 257 crore in cash, 25 kg gold and 250 kg silver were recovered from the house of perfume trader Piyush Jain in Kanpur.
Appreciation of Yogi Sarkar for Film City
During the panel discussion, actor Anupam Kher praised the state government for the development of film city in Uttar Pradesh. He said that with the initiative of the Uttar Pradesh government, artists living in different cities of the state would get a platform. Thousands of people joining the film industry would get employment opportunities. During the panel discussion, he shared his association with Lucknow and memories and struggles from the early days of his career. Actor Ashok Pandit, Bhojpuri cinema actor Ravi Kishan, screenwriter Madhur Bhandarkar, filmmaker Vinod Bachchan and filmmakers also participated in the panel discussion.