Rani Mukherjee starrer Mardaani 2 trailer released recently and gave viewers glimpses of its spine chilling plot about a juvenile serial rapist and murdered. A few days after the trailer unveiled that the film is set in Rajasthan’s Kota that is the hub of engineering and medical aspirants, movie has attacked controversy.
Kota residents on Friday met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, an MP from Kota, to register their protest against the Yash Raj Films movie. They said that the city has been positioned as an educational hub with many educational centres situated here where thousands of students come to secure admission. However, the film puts the city in a negative light.
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's trailer released on Thursday shows a Kota based rapists who targets young girls. It also mentions that the film is inspired by true events. The protesters say that no incident of this kind has ever happened in Kota. They say that if the city's name is not removed from the film they will take strict action against the makers and will not even hesitate to take them to court.
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. Mardaani 2 was many scenes being shot in Kota. In fact, Rani Mukerji was in the city for many days for shoot.