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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani character inspired by real cops

Anirban Das, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 10, 2014
First Published: 16:51 IST(10/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:43 IST(12/6/2014)

Be it Rani Mukerji’s personal life or the subject of her next film, the details of both have been under wraps for a long time. But we have  now come to know that her upcoming film, which is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, is based on human trafficking. In fact, the film also has references to real-life incidents.

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While the incidents in the movie will be fictitious, the makers want to ensure a realistic portrayal in every scene. “There are several human trafficking stories that the film has taken inspiration from. Most of the references have come from police files. Although the subject is sensitive, the makers are ensuring that the incidents are presented in a way that keep the audience engaged,” says a source close to the film.

Rani, who was last seen in Bombay Talkies (2013), plays a cop in the film. “Her role is of a fearless police officer who picks up cues for cases and confronts the criminals,” says the source.

The spokesperson of the film confirms the news, saying, “The subject of the film is based on human trafficking. The writers have drawn inspiration from reality.” Interestingly, this is the first time that the actor will be portraying the role of a cop on screen.

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