This is what you can expect from Rani Mukerji's Mardaani 2

Updated: Sep 30, 2019, 17:04 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Rani Mukerji is all set to battle a new evil in the sequel.

Rani Mukerji Mardaani 2 Picture Courtesy: Mid-day Online
Rani Mukerji Mardaani 2 Picture Courtesy: Mid-day Online

Rani Mukerji's edge of the seat entertainer Mardaani 2 will release on December 13. The much-awaited cop thriller will see Rani reprising the role of the fearless and committed superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy. She had delivered an outstanding performance in the super hit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. So, naturally, the anticipation is huge to know which crime Rani will fight against in Mardaani 2. And we have the answer now!

Director Gopi Puthran says, "Rani as Shivani will be seen in a massive showdown with a 21-year-old villain who is an embodiment of pure evil. He is a dangerous criminal who targets women."

Yash Raj Films is unveiling its first asset that is primarily a release date reminder. It will show that Rani will stand up against crimes against women. However, the timing of this asset launch is interesting. YRF has chosen the auspicious time of Navratri to unveil this.

Rani says, "The film will see a woman cop fighting a pure evil of a person to end crimes against women. As we all know, Navratri stands for the victory and battle of good over evil across India. Whether it is Goddess Durga's victory over the demon Mahishasura or Lord Rama's victory over Ravana, Navratri's significance is key to this asset launch. So, we decided to start the journey of Mardaani 2 on this auspicious occasion."

She adds, "For me, personally, I'm thrilled that the first key communication of Mardaani 2 is happening during Durga Puja that celebrates woman power in its truest and bravest form. Maa Durga took on the forces of evil and defeated it and Mardaani 2 will see a woman stand up against evil, against crimes committed against women and take a bold and brave stand. It's a hugely pleasant coincidence that Durga Puja and YRF's biggest release WAR has fallen at the same time for us to release our film's asset now."

YRF has still not disclosed who the antagonist in Mardaani 2 is, but it's almost certain that Aditya Chopra has found an exceptionally talented actor to become an embodiment of evil. The film marks the directorial debut of Gopi, who was the writer of the first Mardaani film. Mardaani 2 was shot extensively in Jaipur and Kota in Rajasthan. This will be Rani's next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered Rs 250 crore worldwide.

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