Days after news came that Rani Mukerji has reported back at work to finish Mardaani, the film's first look has been revealed. Rani got married to producer Aditya Chopra in Italy on April 21. This will be her first release post marriage.In the first look, Rani is armed and has a no-nonsense expression on her face while a bloodied man can be seen in the background. The film's tagline is 'every war is personal'. The actor seems to have shed weight for the role, which is supposed to be very edgy. Rani plays a cop in this film, directed by Pradeep Sarkar. It has been produced by her husband.To prepare for her role in Mardaani, Rani Mukherji reportedly met with Mumbai Police Crime Branch chief. Her character in the film, Mardaani, is apparently based on a real-life lady police officer from Mumbai crime branch, who solved several child trafficking cases in the city. However, the film is shrouded in secrecy as the production house made people associated with it sign non-disclosure agreements.The film releases on August 22.