Rani Mukerji is coming back to acting after a long break.
She has signed on for her next, an untitled film helmed by Siddharth P Malhotra who directed We Are Family in 2010.
The film marks Rani’s return two years after Pradeep Sarkar’s Mardaani.
A source said: “Rani plays the central lead in Siddharth’s film. Like Mardaani, this one too will deal with a strong social issue. He narrated the script to Adi first and then Rani. They both loved it and Adi will produce the film. Siddharth, Adi and Rani have been meeting and working out the project regarding dates and other stuff.”
However, it wasn’t easy to get Rani on board, the director says. Since her baby – Adira’s birth, Rani has become a full-time, hands-on mother, completely immersed in caring for her child, but in December, Adira will be a year old and the actress will find time to work by then.
“It took time to convince her to act again, but Adi heard the script and felt it would be perfect for her, after Mardaani,” adds a source. “Once everything gets finalised, the film will roll only mid or in the latter half of next year”.
Rani is currently in the process of reading scripts.
Mardaani was a landmark of Rani’s career earning her lot of awards and praise for her character in the gripping crime drama. After that she took a break for the child birth.
During Befikre‘s shoot in Paris Rani who looked little plump surfaced trying to hide her baby from the paparazzi at the airport when she left India.
Aditya Chopra is working on Befikre currently, which is said to be his most ambitious film ever.
Starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, Befikre is all set to release on December 9 (which is also Adira’s birthday).
The makers are currently getting ready to showcase the Befikre trailer to the whole world at the Eiffel tower in Paris on October 10. – CINEWS