In a recent media interview, Rani Mukerji spoke about the Mardaani franchise and said that she has tried to project women very differently through her films. In the Mardaani franchise, Mukerji essays the character of a cop Shivani Shivaji Roy. In the first installment, the actress works hard to uncover a Delhi-based child trafficking cartel.
Talking about her roles, Mukerji said, “I’m very proud of the Mardaani franchise. As an actor, I have tried to project women very differently through my films. I realised I could contribute towards showcasing women as real agents of change for society to look at.”
She added, “I have tried to show women as ambitious, self-reliant, courageous, go-getters who are uncompromising, feisty and upright individuals.”
“Mardaani fits into my vision for women in cinema aptly and because of this synergy, I think I have been able to give 200 percent to this character.”
She feels there is a lot of similarity between her Mardaani character, Shivani Shivaji Roy and how she is in real life, “Shivani and I are the same. There is no difference. I have never let anyone tell me how to lead my life and I have fought all my battles by myself. Shivani Shivaji Roy is exactly the same,” Mukerji said.
“Maybe this is why people love the franchise and my character so much because I’m actually playing myself through this cop,” she further added.
Mukerji was last seen in Mrs. Chatterjee VS Norway.