Rasika will be part of Zoya’s short story in the second installment of the film
In 2013, four directors came together to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, and they made Bombay Talkies. The film was an ensemble of four short films based on the theme of cinema that starred Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranvir Shorey and Saqib Salim directed by Dibakar Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar. Now four years later they are coming back with a sequel to Bombay Talkies with all new stories.
There are already reports of Bhumi Pednekar and Neil Bhoopalam roped in for the film by Zoya Akhtar, the fresh news is that joining the cast will be Rasika Dugal, who plays a pivotal character in the film.
When asked Rasika said, "This is the first time I'm working with Zoya. She had watched my short film Chutney where she really liked my part and she called me to congratulate me for the award the film won and then she asked if I would be willing to play a part in her upcoming project. I was overjoyed because she one of the directors you want to work with. She's one of those directors who have the talent to have a very good mix between making a film of a high scale and great content. I have always admired her work; I was pretty thrilled when she called me for the part in Bombay Talkies 2. We shot end of last month and the shoot was for around 5 days"
The actress was last seen in Nikhil Advani's television show POW - Bandhi Yudh Ke and now next she will be seen with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Manto which is directed by Nandita Das.