We actors are like beggars: Rani Mukerji

Actress Rani Mukerji, who is known for portraying strong roles in her films, would now be seen playing the role of a police officer in her upcoming film ‘Mardaani’. At the trailer launch of her first film post marriage in Mumbai, when Rani was asked whether she is deliberately choosing women-centric films (she had earlier done ‘No One Killed Jessica’) the actress said that she would love to be a part of women-oriented movies but feels that actors are like beggars as they can’t choose much.

“It is great that female-oriented films are doing well. I wish more such films come up and work at the box office so more producers are inspired to make such movies,” Rani told the reporters. “We actors are like beggars. We never choose, but are chosen by creative people, including directors and producers. I will take up the subjects that are interesting and powerful, which is women-centric I will do it. I hope there will be better roles,” said the actress, who would be retaining her name as Rani Mukerji even post-marriage.

Rani, who is quite excited about her next release ‘Mardaani’, also said that the movie is close to her heart. Talking about her film at the press meet she said, “This film is extremely close to us. It is the way of awakening the spirit of ‘Mardaani’. At young age I got to know about Rani of Jhansi and how strong she was. And strong doesn’t mean in terms of physicality, but in spirit. We women are descendants of Shakti. Through this film we are talking about the inner strength of women so that no one takes undue advantage of them.”

The trailer of ‘Mardaani’ shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless Mumbai Crime Branch officer Shivani Shivaji Roy who takes on a child trafficking mafia head on. What’s more, the film’s trailer showcases a serious social issue of child trafficking tackled in a smart and gripping way and has already got 241,376 hits in just 24 hours!

Produced by Rani’s husband Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner, and directed by Pradeep Sarkar, ‘Mardaani’ comes across as a raw and gritty tale in which the actress seems to be displaying woman power at its best. The movie is slated to release on August 22 this year.

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