Actor Rani Mukerji will be soon act in Mardaani 2, which is a sequel to her 2014 critically acclaimed hit. Mardaani, the earlier film, revolved around child trafficking and Rani played the part of Shivani Shivaji Roy, senior inspector, crime branch. This film was directed by Pradeep Sarkar. The sequel Mardaani 2 will be produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films will start the Mardaani franchise with the project.
Mardaani 2, will be directed by Gopi Puthran, who is also the writer of the first Mardaani.
“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,” Rani said in a statement.
Rani added that Shivani, her character in Mardaani 2, will face a merciless and cold villain. “Shivani will face a cold, merciless villain who has no empathy, no fear of God and is pure evil. The character has been written superbly and I’m excited to find out who the actor will be,” she said. Mardaani 2 is set to go on floors in 2019 and will release in the latter part of the year.