Mardaani featuring Rani Mukherjee is releasing on August 22, 2014. Rani Mukherjee who plays Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani as senior crime branch official is fearless and clever in picking up clues and chasing the bad guys.
The film revolves around child trafficking. Mardaani is directed by Pradeep Sarkar and produced by her husband Aditya Chopra. This film is a come back movie for Rani Mukherjee.
The filmmakers launched the Mardaani anthem today. The actress who interacted with the media at the launch event spoke at length about Mardaani. Rani Mukherjee said, "We had many titles but we chose Mardaani because when you say Mardaani it becomes a spirit."
"I feel the term women-centric is a bit strange. We don't call a normal film male-centric. It is either a good film or a bad film. The content should be the king," the actress told the reporters.
"There are many love stories in which women had strong roles, but the females were not the protagonists. Just because the female protagonist is playing the title role, the mindset is such that people call it a women-centric film. Yash Chopraji has directed so many films where women had a strong role," said Rani, who is married to late Yash Chopra's son Aditya.
When quizzed about Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor starrer Singham Returns Rani said, "He (Ajay) is a huge star and the film is a huge franchise. I have seen 'Singham' and I loved it. Ours is a very small film and it's a small effort for all women. 'Mardaani' should not be compared to 'Singham Returns', which is a huge film."
If reports are anything to go by, Kareena Kapoor has expressed a desire to play a police officer on the big screen. And Rani too feels that "Kareena will make a fantastic cop. There is lot of scope in this industry to play different roles".
Watch Mardaani Anthem here...