Speaking about the role, that was chalked out especially for her, Sonali Bendre confirmed, "I will be part of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2. It's a great role. With the film it feels like I'm coming home since Shobha Kapoor has been Goldie's very close family friend. Also, Ekta Kapoor is a creative genius and has an amazing story sense so I trust her judgement on this. I have worked with Milan before...so its very comfortable space." In Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Sonali Bendre will play the role of a lady named Mumtaz.
PTI also quoted director Milan Luthria as saying, "I am thrilled to add another twist to the casting of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2. Sonali is not only gorgeous to look at but she is a terrific actress. She suits the role. My crew and I are super excited to offer her this platform."
Sonakshi will be seen in the movie opposite Akshay Kumar, who plays Shoaib, a character modelled on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The shooting of the film is expected to begin from August.