Rani’s high hopes for ‘Mardaani’ as it releases today

Rani Mukherjee tied the knot with YRF head honcho Aditya Chopra in April this year and her first movie post marriage ‘Mardaani’ hit the theatres today and the newly wedded Rani is highly excited to see ‘Mardaani’ seeing the light of the day today. For a long time, Rani has not tasted success and it is also highly speculated that ‘Mardaani’ would work wonder for Rani and it would change her Bollywood fortune.

Rani is pinning high hopes for ‘Mardaani’ success. She has highly promoted the film. She made special appearances on the various TV shows and also visited many cities to promote ‘Mardaani’ where she enacts the role of a fearless and daring police officer. The film basically revolves around child trafficking which is a curse for the today’s society. It tells how child are kidnapped and exploited.

“‘Mardaani‘ carries a message on women empowerment. It deals with the issue of trafficking of girls,” said Rani Mukerjee.

“It is time women should take up matters like self-protection into their own hands. I don’t want any girl to be dependent on her father or brother to go somewhere just because she is scared,” she said referring to rise in crime against women in the country and how parents “worry” when their daughters step out.

Rani feels it is high time girls should be self-reliant. “I want girls to enrol in self-defence classes like karate, kickboxing etc. I hope the film works, so that we can come up with ‘Mardaani-2’ and tell another story that will make an impact. I also think more films like Mardaani should be made,” she said.

‘Mardaani’ received A-certificate due to few offensive dialogues. “Unfortunately, in our country, we don’t have a separate censor certificate for people above 12 years and below 18 years. Either we have an A certificate, which is only for adults or UA-certificate for people of all ages.

“I would love to see people, especially women and girls, across all age groups watching the film. The film will inspire girls to speak their mind, be brave and bring out their ‘mardaana’ (brave and bold) spirit,” he said.