/Mardaani 2 tackles various societal issues, says Rani Mukerji

Mardaani 2 tackles various societal issues, says Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has triggered a nationwide conversation on the threat young women are facing due to the rise of violent crimes, like rape, that are being committed by juveniles.

Given such heinous acts are being done by underage boys, society needs to be really worried about this issue because such criminals go mostly undetected because of their young age.

Rani says through the Mardaani franchise, she wants to keep highlighting social evils and keep sparking conversations that bring attention to the serious issues that the country is dealing with. She says, “Yes, we would want Mardaani to be a franchise that stands for tackling various societal issues. While the first film spoke about child trafficking, Mardaani 2 takes a stand against rapes and highlights the rise of violent crimes committed against juveniles in India. Just today, I was shocked reading how a 15 year old boy attacked and raped a 29 year old woman in the heart of my city!”

She adds, “This is a serious threat that can’t be ignored and all precautions must be taken to protect women at all cost. Mardaani series of films would stand for being a mirror of society to educate, create awareness and also leave a strong message for people to sit up and notice. Some films do have the responsibility to affect social change and our intention is that through all Mardaani films we will try and bring out the hard reality, the threat that looms large next to us.”

Mardaani 2‘s brilliant storyline is inspired by shocking true crimes committed against women across the country. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women.

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2. She had delivered a knock-out performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. In Mardaani 2, Rani has been pitted against a very young yet dangerous villain who can be called pure evil.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.