Rani Mukerji’s edge-of-the-seat entertainer, ‘Mardaani 2’ is all set to be released this year with YRF announcing that the much-awaited cop thriller will make a silver screen debut on December 13. In this home project, (Rani Mukerji is married to producer: Aditya Chopra), she will be reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy.
In the earlier version of Mardaani, Rani delivered an outstanding performance where she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. In Mardaani 2, she will be seen pitted against a 21-year-old menacing villain, who can be called pure evil. There is a lot of suspense on who will be cast as the villain and the crime that Rani will try to solve this time.
But one thing is guaranteed, Hubby: Aditya Chopra is all set to launch a new face as the antagonist. The film also marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, the writer of the first ‘Mardaani’ film.
In the past, on the eve of ‘Mardaani 2’ being announced, Rani spoke on record,
“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 am sure that 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.”
Produced by Rani’s real life soulmate: Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 is shot extensively in Jaipur and parts of Rajasthan. This will be Rani’s next Bollywood project, right after she rocked the globe with her blockbuster Hichki that raked in Rs 250 crore worldwide.
Hichki made it big in China which was also a major contributor to its box office collection, even leaving behind the box-office collection made in homeland: India.