Rani Mukerji: A much-needed ‘role’ model
Politicians R.R. Patil and company can’t seem to contain the growing number of atrocities against women…. or their ridiculous comments on the subject! Thank God B-town can be credited with doing its bit to educate the masses and empower women in film. Blushing new bride Rani Mukerji’s upcoming movie ‘Mardaani’ is case in point. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar (of ‘Parineeta’ fame) and produced by Rani’s hubby Aditya Chopra, the film focusses on human trafficking — with the doe-eyed actress donning khaki and playing the part of a tough policewoman.
If art imitates life and sometimes vice versa, we can only hope Rani’s hard-hitting role will influence a fair few people in a positive manner. Besides, with brother-in-law Uday Chopra calling Rani “bhabhi Voldemort,” we can safely assume that Indian cinema’s power couple pack quite a punch. So, if Rani has lovingly earned a moniker inspired by this century’s nastiest literary villain (Harry Potter fans need no further explanation), we’re hoping she will now use her formidable powers to fight injustice and battle crime (even if only in the movies). After all, a woman venerated in film and her war against criminality will certainly strike a chord in the minds of those who make it to theatres for Rani’s latest picture presentation.
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