On 10th December, 2018, Yash Raj Films announced that actress Rani Mukerji, who hit the home run with her last release Hichki (2018), would next headline Mardaani 2, a sequel to her critically and commercially successful film Mardaani (2014), directed by eminent filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar.
The latest update on the much-awaited project is that the makers have now roped in a 21-year-old actor to play the lead antagonist in it. Though YRF is tight-lipped about the new casting, insiders confirm the latest development.
“The makers have zeroed in on a young boy who will take on Rani in this much-awaited sequel. It will be a debut for this boy and everyone tells us that he is a talent to watch out for. If Adi (Aditya Chopra) has chosen him to be pitted against a powerful performer like Rani, one knows he must have definitely impressed the filmmaker. The role requires a menacing, blood-chilling performance and we are excited to find out who this young boy is,” a source close to the development reveals.
To be produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films, Mardaani 2 will be directed by debutante Gopi Puthran, who wrote Mardaani.
The movie is scheduled to commence production by the end of the year.