The actress and filmmaker, who made for a great working relationship when they collaborated for "Black", will shoot for different episodes of "Comedy Nights..." at separate timings Friday here, said a statement.
This will be Rani and Bhansali's first appearance on the show, which hosted a slew of celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
There's a binding factor between the Rani-starrer "Mardaani" and Bhansali's co-production "Mary Kom" - they are both stories of women power.
Rani plays a rough and tough police officer in "Mardaani", while in "Mary Kom", the National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen essaying Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom.