Advertisement

Rani: My character in ‘Mardaani 2’ stands for women’s empowerment

Advertisement

Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who is currently riding high on the positive response her latest release “Mardaani 2” is seeing, says the intention of making the film was to make the country aware of the new and growing threat that women face from underage criminals committing sexual crimes.

“Mardaani 2” has minted over Rs 28.05 crore in a week.

” ‘Mardaani 2’ is a reflection of society and the times that we live in. I’m happy that the film is resonating with audiences across the country because it has a very important message. Our intention was to make India aware of the new and growing threat that women and girls face from underage criminals, who are resorting to such violent crimes, ” Rani said.

Advertisement

She added: “If ‘Mardaani 2’ is making people sit up and take notice of the situation, our job is done.”

Rani is also delighted that the two debutants of the film — director Gopi Puthran and villain Vishal Jethwa — are being celebrated as brilliant finds.

Advertisement

“I’m glad that the film is doing well and thrilled with the reaction that our two debutants, Gopi and Vishal, have been receiving. They truly deserve all the applause and the appreciation because they have given it their all for the film,” she said.

Rani said both Puthran and Vishal “are refreshing additions to Bollywood and I wish they continue to delight us in the years to come”.

Advertisement

For Rani, the franchise will always be most special because she sees herself in the protagonist Shivani Shivaji Roy.

” ‘Mardaani 2’, for me, will always be extremely special because I’m deeply attached to the character of Shivani Shivaji Roy. Her beliefs are my beliefs, her vision for society and India are my beliefs, her way to never stop doing the right thing and speak up against injustice resonates with my core,” she said.

Rani hopes Shivani inspires others to do the right thing and be self-reliant.

“She is an important cinematic character because she stands for women’s empowerment. She stands against gender inequality,” said the actress.

–IANS

dc/vnc

Advertisement

RELATED POSTS

Advertisement

UPDATES

Parineeti Chopra reminisces days of no social distancing

Amid lockdown, actress Parineeti Chopra is missing the days of no social distancing

Mahesh Babu's workout regime leaves wife Namrata in awe

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has been spending a lot of his time exercising during the lockdown, and his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar, is clearly impressed.

Kajol tries to decode art of taking a selfie

Actress Kajol is using her lockdown hours to decode the art of taking a selfie.

Here’s how Mohsin Khan celebrated his parents’ anniversary

TV heartthrob Mohsin Khan is very close to his family. Whenever he gets time from his busy schedule, he tries to spend...

Shantanu Maheshwari recollects his fun memories from Dil Dosti Dance days

It was the best experience of shooting Dil Dosti Dance back then says Shantanu Maheshwari
Advertisement
Advertisement