Bollywood actor Rani Mukerji will star in ‘Mardaani 2’, a sequel to her 2014 movie, a project she says is “close to her heart.”
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, ‘Mardaani’, a cop thriller, revolved around child trafficking and featured Rani as Shivani Shivaji Roy, senior police inspector of the crime branch. The sequel is produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Raj Films is starting the ‘Mardaani’ franchise with the project. ‘Mardaani 2’ will be directed by Gopi Puthran who was the story-writer of the first film.
“The film 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 on Monday.
‘Mardani’ turned out to be a breakthrough for Tahir Raj Bhasin who essayed a negative role in it. It is set to go on floors next year and will release in the last half of that year.