Rani Mukherjee’s Mardaani 2 in trouble? LS speaker Om Birla, Kota residents say ‘unacceptable to malign a city’s name through cinema’

Updated on Nov 16, 2019 11:06 AM IST
The first trailer for Rani Mukherjee’s Mardaani 2 was released recently and it is set in Kota, Rajasthan’s educational hub. Claiming to be based on true events, the film is about a serial rapist in Kota and Rani is out to hunt him down.
Rani Mukherjee plays a cop out to hunt down a serial rapist in Mardaani 2.
Rani Mukherjee plays a cop out to hunt down a serial rapist in Mardaani 2.
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Kota residents on Friday met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, an MP from Kota, to register their protest against the forthcoming Rani Mukherjee’s upcoming film Mardaani 2.

They said that the city has been positioned as an educational hub with many educational centres situated in its vicinity. However, the film shot in Kota shows a different story of city which is against the city’s legacy.

The film’s trailer released on Thursday shows a serial rapist and murderer in Kota who targets young girls. It also mentions that the film is inspired by true events.

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Birla after meeting protesters spoke to media and said that the issue will be discussed with concerned people. “It is unacceptable to malign a city’s name through cinema. The fictional story clearly mentioning the city’s name is not justified,” he added

The film has Rani Mukerji playing a police officer posing as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2 who vows to catch the serial rapist in two days.

Watch the trailer here


Soon after the trailer was released on Thursday, Kota residents came out to protest against the film demanding the name of Kota to be removed from the film.

Mardaani 2 had many scenes being shot in Kota. In fact, Rani Mukerji was in the city for many days for shoot.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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