In 2013, four directors came together to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, through the critically acclaimed film Bombay Talkies. The film was an ensemble of four short films based on the theme of cinema directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar. All the stories were masterpieces in themselves, with brilliant performances from various actors.

Now four years later, the quartet is coming back with a sequel to Bombay Talkies with all new stories to tell this time around. While there are reports of Bhumi Pednekar and Neil Bhoopalam being roped in for the film by Zoya Akhtar, the fresh news is that Rasika Dugal also plays a pivotal character in the film.

Talking about the experience, Rasika said, “This is the first time that I’m working with Zoya. She had watched my short film Chutney where she really liked my part and called to congratulate me for the award the film won. Then she asked if I would be willing to play a part in her upcoming project. I was overjoyed because she is one of the directors you want to work with. She’s one of those directors who has the talent to have a very good mix between making a film of a high scale and great content. I have always admired her work, I was pretty thrilled when she called me for the part in Bombay Talkies 2. We shot end of last month and the shoot was for around 5 days”

The actress was last seen in Nikhil Advani’s magnum opus drama POW – Bandhi Yudh Ke and is currently working on Manto, which will be directed by Nandita Das.