Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak on Tuesday announced the sequel to his 2018 film Raid, and said the follow-up was based on the real-life story of multiple raids on the homes and factory of perfume dealer Piyush Jain in Kanpur and Kannauj. The director was speaking at a discussion on the first edition of the Kashi Film Festival in Varanasi.
Pathak, who is known for his backing vocals for films like Drishyam and Khuda Hafiz, said he decided to build Raid-2, which shows money coming from the walls, as happened at Jain’s house.
The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) raided his residence in Kanpur and his residence and factory in Kannauj and recovered about Rs 257 crore in cash, 25 kg of gold and 250 kg of silver.
The finance ministry on Monday said it was seizing the largest amount of money ever carried out by an enforcement agency.
The trader was produced in Metropolitan Court No. 10 under heavy security and the court remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.
The raid, starring Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D’Cruz, is based on the actual Income Tax raid on Sardar Inder Singh by Income Tax officials in the 1980s.
The raid was the longest in Indian history, lasting three days and two nights.
Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, the 2018 film is produced by Abhishek Pathak, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Bhushan Kumar, Gaurav Nanda and Krishan Kumar Dua.