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Shatrughan Sinha lauds Ajay Devgn's 'brilliant performance' in Raid

The actor-turned-politician congratulated and lauded performances Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D'Cruz in the recently released 'Raid'. 

Shatrughan Sinha lauds Ajay Devgn's 'brilliant performance' in Raid
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has praised actor Ajay Devgn for his brilliant on-screen performance and his latest release 'Raid', which he feels is a realistic film.

"My earlier tweets about Income Tax remind me of the film 'Raid', a beautifully made, well directed, socially relevant, gripping movie with an almost authentic story. Congrats to our dear hero/actor Ajay Devgn worthy son of Veeru Devgan for a restrained and brilliant performance," Sinha tweeted.

He further congratulated Ajay for "encouraging such a realistic social commercial film and giving a chance to brilliant director Rajkumar Gupta", as well as lauded the performances by Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D'Cruz. 

'Raid', also features Ileana D'Cruz and Saruabh Shukla, is set in the 1980s era. It tells the story of an income tax officer, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, played by Ajay. The storyline has been reportedly inspired by the real-life I-T raids that were conducted by the officers of the Indian Revenue Service in the 1980s.

'Raid' has received the second best response in the opening week after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' this year. The Raj Kumar Gupta directorial has minted over Rs 84 crores so far since its release on March 23.

Ajay and Ileana's on-screen pairing has also received a big thumbs up from the viewers. The duo previously starred together in 'Baadshaho' and the super hit track 'Mere Rashke Qamar' featured the two in the lead.