If you were missing Rani Mukerji in films after her memorable appearance in Hichki, we have news for you as the actress is all set to return on screen with the sequel to her 2014 film Mardaani. While speaking to a leading daily, Rani said that her fans have been requesting her to do Mardaani 2 and she is glad that this announcement will delight her admirers.
Newcomer director Gopi Puthran will direct Mardaani 2 while the project will be produced by Rani’s husband, Yash Raj Films Chief Aditya Chopra. Mardaani 2 will begin filming early 2019 and is expected to release by the end of the year.
[caption id="attachment_57946" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Rani Mukerji in a still from Mardaani.[/caption]
“Mardaani is and will always be extremely close to my heart. Since its release, everyone has asked me time and again when I would be doing Mardaani 2 and I’m sure this announcement will come as a pleasant surprise to all of them. Gopi has written an extraordinary script and I can’t wait to start shooting this film soon,” Rani told the daily.
Mardaani, directed by Pradeep Sarkar, cast Rani as a cop Shivani Shivaji Roy. The film was received well by critics as well as fans. Speaking of the antagonist in Mardaani 2, Rani added, “Shivani will face a cold, merciless villain, who has no empathy, no fear of God and who is pure evil. The character has been written superbly and I’m excited to find out which actor will play the antagonist.”
[caption id="attachment_101019" align="aligncenter" width="800"] File photo of Rani Mukerji.[/caption]
Mardaani was Rani’s last film before her daughter Adira’s birth in 2015. Hichki, thus, marked her comeback in March.