After the first season of its marquee gangster drama, ZEE5 has announced Rangbaaz season two starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Gul Panag in lead roles. Written by Siddharth Mishra, directed by Sachin Pathak and produced by JAR Productions, Rangbaaz season 2 is back with another story of a gangster.
The nine-episode series is an unusual tale of a dream gone wrong. It is a fast-paced, crime thriller which encompasses caste supremacy and political rivalry of a gangster who was also referred to as Robinhood by many. The series further brings to the forefront the fateful encounter that ended his life. This season will also see actors Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Sushant Singh in key roles.
Speaking on Rangbaaz season two, Jimmy said, “The script of Rangbaaz season two is gritty, and action-packed. It is a challenging role inspired from a true story. We started shooting early this month. Season 1 created a lot of noise and fan following. Our attempt with Season 2 is the same. It will soon premiere on ZEE5. Watch out.”
Writer Siddharth said, “Rangbaaz season one was special as it was a story I had been wanting to write since ’98. For a writer, it is an overwhelming experience when the whole project comes together with a stellar cast, director, producer and a platform like ZEE5. Moreover, the audience and critics loved season one and have been waiting eagerly for season two. This time, the story is inspired by true events of another feared gangster, in a completely different landscape and one that will stick with the viewers like it did in the first season. Watch this space for more.”
Director Sachin shared, “The first season of Rangbaaz received rave reviews and massive applause from audiences. I am humbled and thrilled to have the opportunity to direct Rangbaaz season two. It is always a challenge to bring to life true stories. The entire team along with ZEE5, the cast and JAR Productions is heavily invested in this and we look forward to celebrating another successful season.”
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, “Rangbaaz continues to do very well on our platform with loyal followers and now Season 2 going is going to be bolder, sharper and more entertaining. Jimmy Shergill is a fine actor and we are delighted to have him onboard for this show along with Gul Panag and the other cast who will be announced soon. The story is inspired by true incidents and we are looking forward to launching season two of our most loved franchise.”
Rangbaaz starred actors Saqib Saleem, Ranvir Shorey, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ravi Kishan, Aahana Kumra amongst others. It was set against the rustic background of the Gorakhpur of the ’90s with hues of crime, blood, lust and dirty politics. The second season will see a shift from UP to Rajasthan.