After impressing the audience with her smashing performance in Mardaani, now Rani Mukherji to return as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2.
Mardaani, a Pradeep Sarkar-directed cop drama, revolved around child trafficking and featured Rani as Shivani Shivaji Roy, senior inspector, crime branch.
Yash Raj Films took to their official Twitter handle and confirmed the news, writing, “Rani Mukerji had wowed us all with her brilliantly feisty performance in the super-hit film Mardaani. She played the role of a daredevil senior inspector, Shivani Shivaji Roy who takes on the kingpin of the child trafficking racket. It is now official that Yash Raj Films is making the sequel to this much-loved movie and starting the Mardaani Franchise.”
Talking about her role, Rani said, “Mardaani is and will always be extremely close to my heart. Right 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 them all. Gopi has written an extraordinary script that we all love and I can’t wait to start shooting this film soon,”
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) December 10, 2018
The film, which is expected to go on floors in 2019 and will release later in the year, will be produced by Rani’s husband Aditya Chopra, head of Yash Raj Films.
The upcoming sequel will be directed by the writer of the first film, Gopi Puthran.