Locals Protest Over Kota Reference in ‘Mardaani 2’, Makers React

Mardaani 2 will hit theatres on 13 December.

Published20 Nov 2019, 05:55 AM IST
Bollywood
2 min read

The trailer for Rani Mukerji-starrer Mardaani 2 released on 14 November. The film is based in Kota, Rajasthan and uses the location to base a the plot which centres around a serial murderer who rapes the girls and women of Kota. Soon after the release of the trailer, Rajasthan’s residents started protesting that the trailer showed the place in a negative light.

Now, according to a report by Bollywood Hungama, the makers of the film have decided to address the problem. The director Gopi Puthran has said that since the trailer explicitly mentions that the film is inspired from true events, it may be perceived wrongly. To avoid such misrepresentation, Yash Raj Films has decided to get rid of the disclaimer.

A sequel to the 2014 film, Mardaani 2 marks the return of Rani Mukerji as the fearless cop ready to fight for justice despite the hurdles thrown at her by the system and society both. The trailer begins with a rape-related fact about India and then shows a stranded woman taking a lift from a strange man. The girl’s dead body is eventually located and turns out that she had been tortured and raped before being murdered. The story is set against the town of Kota, Rajasthan where a serial rapist is on the loose and Rani Mukerji is out to find the culprit.

Earlier, a teaser had been shared to announce Mardaani 2. The teaser showed Rani entering a gated area along with her team of police officials, in what seems to be a surprise raid. Interestingly, the actor is donning a police uniform this time unlike in Mardaani, where she was seen in civil dress. The 38 second teaser ends with Rani brutally thrashing someone while she says, “Ab tu kissi ladki ko haath laga ke toh dikha... tujhe itna marungi, ki tere twaja se tere umra ka paata nahi chalega.”

Mardaani 2 will hit theatres on 13 December.

(With inputs from Bollywood Hungama)

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