After a long break Rani Mukerji is returning back to the Silver Screen with a very bombastic and dynamic role as a cop in Yashraj Film’s venture, Mardaani. This movie is produced by her husband, Aditya Chopra and directed by Pradeep Sarkar. Rani Mukerji has done very few films in a span of 30 years. She has won several awards for movies like Black, Chalte Chalte, Saathiya, No One Killed Jessica, and Laga Chunari Mein Daag. Her roles have been notable and quite different from each other. She cannot be classified into any stereotypes for an actress.
Yash Raj Films has diversified from its signature genre of making romantic films and for the first time has ventured in to this crime action drama film, Mardaani. It is a movie about child trafficking and Rani Mukerji plays a role of tough cop. She is playing this role for the first time in her acting career. Her relationship with Aditya Chopra has been in the news for many years. They finally tied the knot in 2014. Aditya Chopra was previously married to Payal Khanna for nine years before his divorce was finalized. Payal was a family friend of Aditya Chopra and not from a filmi background.
Mardaani is a story about a child who is kidnapped by the Mafia and Rani Mukerji aka Shivani Shivaji Roy is out to get these goons and release the teenage girl from their clutches. She plays the cop in the crime branch that is tenacious enough to find the goons and save the girl. This is going to be an out and out action movie with a female lead in the role. Of late many Bollywood movies are having females in the lead. This is changing the very pattern in which Bollywood movies are made. Filmmakers seem to be experimenting with many themes now where the role of an actress is more than doing the dance sequences.
Rani Mukerji has done many bold roles in which her character comes across as an audacious persona. In Mardaani, Rani is one step ahead of all the bold roles she has done before. It will be interesting to watch Rani Mukerji deliver tough dialogues probably mouthing series of choicest expletives in this movie. Rani Mukerji’s husky voice has always received mixed reviews. Her relationship with Aditya Chopra has always been under tight scrutiny. Aditya has always been tightlipped about his personal life. He has never spoken a word about his divorce with Payal Khanna nor has he given any statements to media regarding his marriage with Rani Mukerji.
Yash Raj Films has taken a gallant step in a different direction in which they have never ventured before. Yash Chopra has also made romantic films before. Since the advent of Yash Raj Films, not a single movie was made into a complete crime action drama. How things turn up with this movie for both YRF and Rani, remains to be seen.