Rani Mukherji to make comeback in hubby Aditya's film

After marriage and motherhood, actress Rani Mukerji is ready to make a comeback to films. She has reportedly signed her next project to be directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, who helmed the 2010 film ‘We Are Family’.

The yet-untitled movie will mark Rani’s return to acting after a hiatus of over two years. Her last release was Pradeep Sarkar’s ‘Mardaani’ which hit screens in August, 2014. The film will be backed by her hubby Adity Chopra’s production firm Yash Raj Films.

“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 (Aditya Chopra) 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,” Bollywood Life quoted a source as saying.

Rani and Aditya were blessed with a baby girl Adira last year and since then, the actress has been immersed in taking care of her daughter. Adira will turn one in December and the actress will find time to work by then.

The source revealed that it wasn’t easy to convince Rani to start acting again, but Adi heard the script and felt it would be perfect for her, after ‘Mardaani’. “Once everything gets finalised, the film will roll in mid or latter half of next year,” the source added.

However, Rani’s spokesperson said, “Rani will definitely be doing a film next year, but she is currently in the process of reading scripts. As soon as she decides, we will be able to announce it.”