Actress Rani Mukerji has finally started shooting for her much-awaited film Mardaani 2. The film is a sequel to her 2014 critically acclaimed cop film. The actress will once again be seen as tough cop Shivani Shivaji Roy, Senior Inspector, Crime Branch in Mardaani 2. It is being directed by Gopi Puthran, the writer of the previous film in the franchise. A new still of Rani from the sets of the film is out now.

Shared by Yash Raj Films (YRF), the picture shows Rani dressed in a crisp white shirt, and a pair of basic trousers as a hint of worry can be seen on her face. Check out the picture here:

Mardaani 2 is slated to hit the screens later this year; the official release date isn’t announced yet. Earlier, talking about coming back with the role of a female cop, Rani told the media, “Mardaani is and will always be extremely close to my heart. Right since its release, everyone has asked me time and again when I would be doing Mardaani 2 and I’m sure this announcement will come as a pleasant surprise to them all. Gopi has written an extraordinary script that we all love and I can’t wait to start shooting this film soon,”

She also revealed a bit about the kind of villain the second film is going to have. Mardaani introduced actor Tahir Raj Bhasin as the antagonist in the film. The actor went on to garner a lot of acclaim for his performance. However, this time, the villain is going to be even stronger and merciless. Rani talked about the negative character in the film and said, “Shivani will face a cold, merciless villain who has no empathy, no fear of God and is pure evil. The character has been written superbly and I’m excited to find out who the actor will be.”