Rani Mukerji to return as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2
Bankrolled by Yash Raj Films, Mardaani 2 is set to go on floors next year and will release in the second half of 2019
Last seen in the comedy-drama film Hichki, actor Rani Mukerji will be returning to the big-screen with Mardaani 2, a sequel to her 2014 action-thriller film, Mardaani. The new film will be directed by Gopi Puthran, who wrote the story of Mardaani, and produced by Yash Raj Films.
“Mardaani is and will always be extremely close to my heart. Right from 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.
In Pradeep Sarkar’s Mardaani, Rani played the role of inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy — a feisty policewoman who waged a war against Mumbai’s human trafficking trade in search of a missing girl. This time around, Rani’s character will go up against a ‘merciless villain who has no empathy’. “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 added.
Mardaani 2 is scheduled to go on floors next year and will be released in the latter half of 2019. Meanwhile, Rani has a cameo appearance in the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, Zero, which hits the screens on December 21.