Posted on July 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

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Rani Mukerji says 'Mardaani aims to inspire girls'

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji visited a school in India’s showbiz capital Mumbai to promote her upcoming film Mardaani. Mukerji visited the school to lend her support to ‘Support My School Campaign’ by a beverage brand as a part of the promotion of her movie. She also presented “Medal of Bravery” to five girls of the school who have shown courage and achieved success by overcoming odds.

Mardaani PosterRani Mukerji  told the audience and the media present at the Priyadarshini Vidya Mandir School, the importance of having women stay physically and mentally strong. She stressed the need for women to be independent and not rely on men for safety and security. She said,

“My film ‘Mardaani’ is a small step towards that initiative, to inspire girls to evoke the spirit of ‘Mardaani’, in each little girl. All the girls that are sitting here I want to see ‘Mardaani’ in them. They are all little ‘Mardaanis’ and while doing this film I kind of discovered the ‘Mardaani’ in myself again.”

Mardaani, which means manly, revolves around a senior police inspector, played by Mukerji, who unearths human trafficking racket. Mukerji, who plays the protagonist called Shivani Shivaji Rao, as a police officer takes stringent action against the atrocity of human trafficking happening in the country. Reportedly, some real incidents have been portrayed in this film. The film also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Tahir Bhasin and Sanjay Taneja. Mardaani has been produced by Aditya Chopra and is slated for release on August 22.


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