'Very rarely do actresses get..': Taapsee Pannu talks about Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba, compares franchise to Mardaani

    Taapsee Pannu speaks on headlining the Haseen Dillruba franchise. She furthermore compared the franchise to Rani Mukerji's Mardaani. 

    Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba

    Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba

    After the success of Dunki, Taapsee Pannu will be once again back in action with the sequel of her 2021 hit Netflix film Haseen Dillruba. The movie is titled Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba and has already been shot. Now, in the latest interaction, the actress spoke about how it's a big deal for her to headline a franchise film and also compared the same to Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani.

    Talking to Pinkvilla about the same, Taapsee said, “The next one is ready in the sense that at least it's shot. It's getting edited now; gonna come out in 2024. I have seen bits and portions of it, and it is definitely a step above the previous one. It's going to be snappier, sharper, more thrilling, more exciting. The scale-wise, also the stakes look higher for the second one. We are all as actors, me and Vikrant are more confident in part two because we know our characters are received well by the audience. So we are ready to push the envelope, and hopefully, after this, we will continue with the franchise ahead."

    Furthermore, the Pink actress spoke about her leading a franchise film. Pannu added, “Very rarely do actresses get to hold an IP (Intellectual property) in terms of a franchise. I feel the only other actress in my head who I know holds a franchise on her name is Rani Mukerji for Mardaani. She is such a fabulous star actress, so to be someone who can also hold a franchise is such a huge milestone in my head. I believe I want to keep it close to me and keep pushing the boundaries with that."

    Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba will also star Vikrant Massey who was also part of the previous movie. The new addition to the cast will be Jimmy Shergill and Sunny Kaushal. It will be helmed by Jayprad Desai.