Kahaani‘, filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh finally began shooting its sequel “Kahaani 2” with Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles.

Reportedly, the hill station plays an important part as Kolkata did in the first installment. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played a cop in the first film, won’t feature in Kahaani 2. This time around, Vidya Balan is joined by Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj. Sujoy, who had not been forthcoming on the sequel of the thriller that wowed critics and audiences alike, was unavailable for comment.Actor Arjun Rampal has wished filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh good luck for the sequel of the film “Kahaani”.

The mystery thriller, co-written by Ghosh, revolved around a pregnant woman named Vidya Bagchi, who was in search of man in the city of Kolkata. The role was effectively played by Vidya Balan. Arjun mentioned that he is looking forward to joining the “Kahaani 2” team.

Kahaani, which released in 2012, also featured Parambrata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Saswata Chatterjee. There are high expectations from Vidya and Arjun, who are sharing screen space for the first time. The upcoming flick that is a sequel to 2012 mystery thriller Kahaani, which earned Rs 1.04 billion worldwide in 50 days.

Kahaani was released worldwide on 9 March 2012. Critics praised the screenplay, the cinematography and the performances of the lead actors. The film won several awards, including three National Film Awards and five Film fare Awards. The latter included trophies for Best Director (Ghosh) and Best Actress (Vidya).

Kahaani was conceived and developed by Ghosh, who co-wrote the film with Advaita Kala. The crew often employed guerrilla-film making techniques on Kolkata’s city streets to avoid attracting attention. The film was noted for its deft portrayal of the city and for making use of many local crew and cast members.

Vidya is revealed to be the widow of Arup Basu (Abir Chatterjee), an IB officer and Damji’s colleague, who was killed in the poison-gas attack.