Rani Mukherji is gearing up to hit silver screen again after a a year long hiatus with the secound installment of superhit cop-drama Mardaani.
After releasing the first look of Rani as ACP Shivani Shivaji Roy, the makers have finally announced the date when the movie will meet theaters.
Bollywood business analyst Taran Adarsh shared that the movie will release on on 13 Dec 2019 and will launch a fresh face for the antagonist part.
Release date finalized... #Mardaani2 to release on 13 Dec 2019... Stars Rani Mukerji... Will be her next film release, after the smash HIT #Hichki... #Mardaani2 launches a new face as the antagonist... Directed by Gopi Puthran... Produced by Aditya Chopra. pic.twitter.com/BKIvptEZYp— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 10, 2019
Marking the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran who had penned Mardaani, the film is also reported to have got Chunkey Pandey's nephew Ahaan Panday on board as an assistant director.
Mardaani 2 is said to be on the similar lines of the prequel with Rani getting into a vicious battle with a 21-year old merciless villain. Rani will be seen beating down the villain who is involved in a heinous crime, is extremely clever and knows no mercy or empathy.
It's left to see what racket will Rani bust with this second installment given how she took on the kingpin of the child trafficking racket in the previous one.
Rani Mukherjee while sharing her reaction on being a part of the sequel says, "Shivani will face a cold, merciless villain, who has no empathy, no fear of God and who is pure evil. The character has been written superbly and I’m excited to find out which actor will play the antagonist."
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.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, this will be Rani’s next release after the worldwide blockbuster Hichki that was hugely acclaimed by audiences and critics in India and worldwide alike and marked her return to acting post pregnancy.
Meanwhile, Dil Bechara, Laal Singh Chaddha and Bachchan Pandey are all set to release in December 2019.