— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) October 18, 2020
Rao also took to Twitter on Sunday to post the same picture and announcement.
Toh date pakki!? Haath milao @bhumipednekar (sanitiser laga ke ⚠️), 2021 ki shuruat badhaiyon ke sath. #BadhaaiDo ☺️🎥✌🏼@JungleePictures #HarshavardhanKulkarni #AkshatGhildial @sumadhikary pic.twitter.com/T5IA7YeeNB
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) October 18, 2020
Directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni, Badhaai Do is a sequel to the hit Hindi film 2018 release Badhaai Ho, directed by Amit Sharma, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Surekha Sikri.
Though the director of the film has changed, the sequel is being bankrolled under Junglee Productions banner, which also produced the first film.
The official announcement of the film was made earlier this year in March.
Speaking about the film, Rao told Mumbai Mirror: “I am happy things are picking up pace and the wheel is moving again.”
“I have played many different roles previously in my films but my character in Badhaai Do is truly special. I loved the script since the first narration as the subject is very relevant and is packaged in the most entertaining way,” Pednekar told Mumbai Mirror.
Badhaai Ho revolved around the social stigma that an elderly couple (played by Gupta and Rao) face when they realise they are expecting their third child, at a time when their elder son (Khurrana) is preparing to get married.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the sequel revolves around an unlikely relationship between a Delhi cop and a school PT teacher and the goof ups that follow when they meet.
Last seen in Shimla Mirchi, Rao has a number of projects in thepipeline: a Netflix Hindi dark anthology comedy Ludo, an Amazon Prime Videos Hindi social comedy Chhalaang, a Hindi horror comedy Roohi Afzaana and a Netflix book adaption of the Aravind Adiga book The White Tiger.
Pednekar was last seen in a Netflix Hindi film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, co-starring and Konkona Sen Sharma and Vikrant Massey Her upcoming projects include Amazon Prime Videos Hindi horror-thriller Durgavati, that will be streaming from December 11.