"Rani will be doing Mardaani. It will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She will be playing a police officer in the film," a spokesperson of Yash Raj Films (YRF) told PTI. The movie is supposed to be raw and gritty, something that Sarkar and Rani both have never done.
The filmmaker had earlier directed Laga Chunari Mein Daag and Lafangey Parindey for YRF. Rani's last outing with the banner was Dil Bole Hadippa, which failed to create magic at the Box Office. The shooting of the film is likely to begin by this year end.
"The film will be YRF's boldest subject ever to be made and a distinct departure from Pradeep Sarkar's style of filmmaking," Rafiq Gangjee, vice president (Marketing and Communications), YRF said. The movie is expected to go on the floors later this year. It is slated to release worldwide in 2014.