The film is a sequel to the 2014 hit ‘Mardaani’. The Pradeep Sarkar directorial was a cop drama that revolved around child trafficking.
New Delhi: Rani Mukerji, who made her comeback with ‘Hichki’ last year, which garnered immense appreciation from the critics and audience alike, is back with a bang with her much-awaited film ‘Mardaani 2’.
The actor’s first look from the upcoming film is finally out in which she looks all set to take on the goons. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the actor’s avatar and revealed that Rani has commenced shooting for the action drama.
Sharing the picture of the actor from the film’s sets, Taran wrote, “#Mardaani2 begins... Stars Rani Mukerji... Gopi Puthran directs... Produced by Aditya Chopra... 2019 release.”
#Mardaani2 begins... Stars Rani Mukerji... Gopi Puthran directs... Produced by Aditya Chopra... 2019 release. pic.twitter.com/09rxsmzf11— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 27, 2019
In the photo, the actress seems all charged up for the role. She appears to be in a conversation with someone and looks fierce and intense. The actor sports a look similar to her previous film ‘Mardaani’ and is seen wearing a white shirt coupled with jeans.
Yash Raj Films announced the film on their Twitter handle in December.
Speaking about her role, Rani had earlier 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.”
The film is a sequel to the 2014 hit ‘Mardaani’. The Pradeep Sarkar directorial was a cop drama that revolved around child trafficking. She played the role of a daredevil senior inspector, Shivani Shivaji Roy who takes on the kingpin of the child trafficking racket.
As per media reports, the upcoming film will be on the similar lines of with the actor getting into a vicious battle with a 21-year old merciless villain. Reports also claim that Chunkey Pandey’s nephew Ahaan Pandey may play the antagonist in 'Mardaani 2'.
With films like ‘Black’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and ‘Hichki’ under hr belt, Rani is a powerhouse of talent. It will be interesting to see what racket she will bust in Mardaani 2, given her action-packed performance in its prequel.
The film marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, the writer of the first film. The release date of the film is yet to be announced.