The Queen of hearts, Rani Mukerji ; who impressed all by her power-packed performance in Mardaani; will be conferred a National Award in Delhi. Rani has flown to the Capital City to receive the prestigious honor.
At a function organized by Institute for Gender Justice, to commemorate International Women’s Day, Rani would be honored with a National Award for the “Best Representation of the Cause of Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Girl Child”.
She played the role of a daredevil CBI Officer, Shivani Shivaji Roy, in the film, who fights for justice and fights against human trafficking. Mrs. Chopra left a lasting impression on everyone’s mind and this was by far one of her best performances.
The Mardaani actress was humbled by the honor bestowed upon her. “It’s really heartening to see that not only has the film been loved by audiences worldwide but it has transcended the realm of filmmaking and become something that inspires the people who have been tirelessly working for years for the cause of child trafficking and are the real heroes. I feel humbled to meet these people and am glad that I am able to contribute in a small way. This award is special as it recognises my contribution to cinema in a different manner”, said Rani Mukerji.
“The powerful and fearless performance of Rani Mukerji in Mardaani idealises the role of police in prevention of crime against women, especially trafficking of girl child for commercial sexual exploitation. I feel she symbolizes the pride of uniform and inspire change. That’s the reason we decided to felicitate her for excellence in artistic performance” women’s rights activist Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury, was quoted.
In the past, the honor has been given to Anna Hazare, Pratibha Patil, Pandit Jasraj and Mahashweta Devi.We all loved Mardaani and it is an absolute pleasure to see Rani bagging the National Award for her portrayal of the tough cop with a knack of serving justice.