Rani Mukerji, the actress, has disclosed that Yash Raj Films is actively brainstorming ideas for the storyline of Mardaani 3. Rani is the only actress who has had a blockbuster franchise. Shivani Shivaji Roy, a fierce and tough cop in Mardaani, takes on criminals who prey on women. Mardaani was launched in 2014, and a sequel was released in 2019.
Rani discloses, “Mardaani 3 is in the ideation stage. Once YRF has a great and concrete story idea, it will get into the scripting stage. I’m excited to see how it shapes up as I am crossing my fingers because I would love to play the part of Shivani.”
She adds, “When I did Mardaani 2, I was quite nervous because I had never done a sequel before. I was like how will it happen? Because I leave my characters behind each time a film gets over and I don’t know if I will be able to reprise that part again. With Mardaani 2, I was surprised that I enjoyed reprising the part. So now I have tasted blood. I want to reprise it again in 3.”
Rani believes that the script for Mardaani 3 must be great because people have high expectations for this brand and expect to witness a crackingly original plot.
Rani says, “I will be very happy and excited if the Mardaani 3 script comes about really something that we would make a film. Because I as an actor always believe that we don’t want to do a film because it sounds good. We need to do a film when the script is good and when we want to make a film which is making a difference.”
She adds, “With Mardaani 3 we can’t make a film if the story does not have that substance. It has to be something that people relate to today, the girls find it empowering. Only then we can do Mardaani 3. We can’t do it just because it sounds exciting. So I am hoping if they can crack a really good script, I would just like to get on with it.”
Rani Mukerji was most recently seen in Ashima Chibber’s Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway. The film depicts the lives of an immigrant mother who battles against all difficulties to reclaim custody of her children. The film featured Neena Gupta, Jim Sarbh, and Bengali actor Anirban Bhattacharya in prominent parts.