Rani Mukerji will be back as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in the second edition of Mardaani. The actress who was last seen in Hichki willing accolades for the film is back in the sequel of Mardaani as the badass cop.
Incidentally, Pradeep Sarkar who had helmed the first part is not directing the sequel. But the writer of the film who also doubled up as an associate director on Mardaani — Gopi Puthran will be seen shepherding the project for the film bankrolled by Yash Raj Films.
Rani says, “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.” She also gives a sneak peek into the character of the chilling villain who she will have a big face off with. “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.
Tahir Raj Bhasin was launched as a villain in the first part of the film which was based on girl trafficking. Mardaani 2 is expected to go on the floors in early 2019 an will release at an opportune time before the end of the year. Interestingly, Rani Mukerji’s daughter Adira turned three on Sunday and the new announcement seems to be like a belated birthday gift for the daughter.