‘Kahaani 2’ starring Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal goes on floors

Acclaimed filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh has finally kick-started the shooting of ‘Kahaani 2’, the sequel to the 2012 mystery thriller ‘Kahani’. The director took to Twitter to share the news and posted a picture of ‘Kahaani 2’ clapper board.

“In gratitude for the love you gave our first film. we will work even harder to live up to your expectations:),” Ghosh wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The shooting took off in Kalimpong, West Bengal on Wednesday, March 16. Reportedly, the hill station plays an important part as Kolkata did in the first instalment.

Vidya Balan who played the lead role in the ‘Khaani’, will play the lead in the sequel as well along with Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who gained recognition with his role of an IB official in the film, won’t be a part of the cast for the sequel.

Vidya and Arjun will be sharing screen space for the first time in the upcoming flick. Arjun wished good luck to Sujoy Ghosh and the ‘Kahaani 2’ team and mentioned he will join the team soon.

“All the best Sujoy Ghosh and the whole team of ‘Kahaani 2’, look forward to joining you guys soon. Love and luck,” the ‘Rock On!!’ actor posted on Twitter.

‘Kahaani’ which was co-written by Sujoy Ghosh, revolved around a pregnant woman named Vidya Bagchi, who arrives in Kolkata from London in search of her missing husband, Arnab Bagchi. The ‘Ishqiya’ actress gave a brilliant performance as the pregnant lady for which she received several Best Actress Awards, including the Filmfare and IIFA awards.

The movie also bagged several awards, including three National Film Awards.