MARDAANI is a warrior: Rani

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who would be next seen in Pradeep Sarkar’s ‘Mardaani’ which is her first film post marriage to YRF scion Aditya Chopra, believes that the name of her film signifies a warrior. What’s more, the actress also says that any girl who is bold, independent and brave is a mardaani in her own sense!

Rani was seen at the anthem launch from her upcoming film. Talking about how they chose the term mardaani for her film Rani said, “While discussing the film we also discussed its name and ‘Mardaani’ I think was a unanimous decision of the team. Everybody thought that when we say Mardaani, then we relate it to the spirit, the power (of fighting). ‘Khooblaadi mardaani voh toh jhaasi vali raani thi’ that’s what comes to people’s minds on hearing of mardaani. I think when this term was coined, what they meant to say was that she fought like a warrior. So mardaani is in that sense.”

Discussing the mardaani spirit the actress further added, “So when we are saying mardaani it doesn’t mean that she is like a man; instead what we mean to say is that she is a strong, brave, courageous lady. So she fights like a mardaani. Any girl who is bold, independent, brave — she is mardaani.”

What’s more, when Rani was asked about doing female-centric films, the actress promptly replied, “I think this term ‘woman-centric’ is a bit strange because we don’t call normal films male-centric. I think we should stop calling a film as male or female centric, it should be a good or a bad film.”

Rani plays the role of Shivani Shivaji Rao, a crime branch cop dealing with the issue of child trafficking in the film. She would also be seen doing some hard-core action sequence chasing the bad guys in the film. ‘Mardaani’ is produced by YRF and would release on August 22.

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