Courtesy : NDTV.com
The trailer of Rani Mukerji's upcoming film Mardaani 2, the second installment of the 2014 film, released on Thursday. While the hard-hitting trailer is being lauded by the audience, it has caused trouble for the makers. Many residents of Kota have protested against the film stating that that the film, which is set in Kota, shows their city in a bad light.
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Many social groups also met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who is also an MP from Kota, to register their protest against the film.
The trailer of Mardaani 2 shows a rapist and murderer in Kota who targets young girls, and it also mentions that the film is inspired by true events. The protesters say that the film forms a bad image of Kota, which is a coaching hub for engineering and medical entrance exams. They have demanded the makers to remove the name 'Kota' from their film.
Om Birla met the protesters and addressed the media stating that the issue will be discussed with the makers.
I will definitely discuss the issue with the concerned people. Maligning a city's name through cinema is not acceptable. The incident on which the film is based is also fictional. So for a fictional story taking the name of a city is not right.- Om Birla
Mardaani 2 has many scenes shot in Kota, and the film’s leading lady, Rani Mukerji was in the city for many days for the shoot. She plays a police officer Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film, and looks fierce in the trailer.
In an earlier interview with IANS, Gopi Puthran, director of Mardaani 2, said, "Rani as Shivani will be seen in a massive showdown with a 21-year-old villain who is an embodiment of pure evil. He is a dangerous criminal who targets women."
Mardaani 2 is set to hit screens in December, this year.