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Mardaani 2: After the success of Hichki, Rani Mukerji to star in her first franchise film ever

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 December 2018, 9:48 IST
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Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji made her comeback with Mardaani in 2015 after getting married to producer Aditya Chopra. In Pradeep Sarkar's film, she played the daredevil role of a senior inspector, crime branch, Shivani Shivaji Roy. She took the case of child trafficking racket and she had a tough fight with leading villain Tahir Raj Bhasin.

Now it is official that Yash Raj Films is all set to make a sequel of 2015 hit film, YRF has always tried in the newcomers and this time they are giving chance to one of the company members and it is writer Gopi Puthran who also was the writer of Mardaani. This will be Rani Mukerji's next film after a worldwide blockbuster Hichki that was hugely anticipated by the audience and the critics. Hichki was Rani's comeback to acting post pregnancy.


It was Rani Mukerji's performance that made the film Mardaani a cult film. She 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.”

Rani also told that how the leading villain of the film will be the upgraded version of Tahir's character from Mardaani. “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,” Rani adds.

Mardaani is all set to go on floors from next year and will release in the second half of 2019.

First published: 10 December 2018, 9:48 IST