Rani Mukerji welcomes U/A certificate for Mardaani 2

The actress believes that this would not only help the film to reach a wider audience, but it will also sensitize people to the issue of juvenile crimes

By Mayur Lookhar

Rani Mukerji in Mardaani 2 [2019]

Violence is a genre that perhaps undergoes much scrutiny from the CBFC [Central Board of Film Certification]. And violence against children or women is a dangerous topic for any filmmaker to tread onto. Yash Raj Films and actress Rani Mukerji though are delighted with their crime drama Mardaani 2 getting a U/A [under adult supervision] certificate from the Prasoon Joshi-led CBFC.

Rani Mukerji has welcomed the decision as it would help their film to not only reach a wider audience, but it will sensitize people to the grave issue of heinous crimes committed by juveniles on women and young children.

“I’m thrilled that Mardaani 2 has been given a U/A certificate from the censor board. This means the important social message of our film will reach a much, much wider set of audience and we will make that much more people aware of the growing social menace of violent juvenile crimes happening in our country,” Mukerji said in a statement.

Set in Kota, Rajasthan, Mardaani 2 covers the manhunt for a serial (juvenile) rapist.

“Our film has some very important things to say and we want the entire country to see our film to realise the threat that our families, especially our daughters face today from nameless, faceless underage criminals who are around them, sitting next to them and following them as preys. The U/A certification will help our cause in a big way,” added Mukerji.

Mardaani [2014] was based on human trafficking.  The Pradeep Sarkar-helmed film was surprisingly given an ‘A’ certificate by the then board, which was headed by Leela Samson.  Rakesh Kumar was the examining officer.

The country is currently left hurt by the spate of heinous sexual crimes against women and children.

Mukerji returns as the tough cop Shivangi Roy. Directed by Gopi Puthran, Mardaani 2 is set to be released on 13 December.

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