Mardaani 2 Director Apologizes To Kota Residents After Locals Alleged It Showed Them In Bad Light


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A few days in the past, the makers of Rani Mukerji’s ‘Mardaani 2’ dropped the primary trailer of the movie. The hard-hitting sneak-peek impressed the viewers however, it additionally invited an argument. The trailer showcased how a person created havoc by raping and murdering younger feminine college students within the metropolis of Kota.

This didn’t go down properly with Kota residents who alleged that the movie confirmed them in a destructive mild. They even met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, an MP from Kota, to register their protest towards the movie. After assembly the protesters, Birla instructed reporters, “It is unacceptable to malign a city’s name through cinema. The fictional story clearly mentioning the city’s name is not justified.”

Now within the newest flip of occasions, the makers of ‘Mardaani 2’ have determined to drop the Kota reference from the movie. This is what director Gopi Puthran needed to say.

Why Mardaani 2 Director Was Deeply Moved!

Why Mardaani 2 Director Was Deeply Moved!

In an official assertion, writer-director Gopi Puthran mentioned, “Mardaani 2 addresses a huge societal issue of rape and the rise of horrific crimes committed by juveniles in India. One is deeply moved when such shocking incidents happen and as a writer, I wanted to voice this issue and bring to light a terrible reality that today’s India and its youth faces.”

“I was troubled by many incidents that took place across our country in the last four years and the complex nature of those crimes left me shocked and perplexed,” he additional added.

'Mardaani 2 Is Inspired By Incidents Which Left The Country Scarred

‘Mardaani 2 Is Inspired By Incidents Which Left The Country Scarred

He mentioned, “As a human being, I felt fear after reading about these incidents because it could happen to my family or people that I know and I wanted to do my bit to make as many people aware of the threat posed by nameless, faceless, young and underage boys who are resorting to such violence.”

'Mardaani 2' Is Not A Documentary

‘Mardaani 2’ Is Not A Documentary

“Despite all the inspirations, Mardaani 2 at the end of the day is a film and not a documentary and it should be seen as that. Kota has been used by us as the setting for this film only. We are, in no way, suggesting that such events or incidents happen in Kota and there was no intention to tarnish the reputation of the city,” Puthran mentioned in his assertion.

Gopi Puthran Apologizes To Kota Residents

Gopi Puthran Apologizes To Kota Residents

“If this has hurt or upset the sentiments of residents of the city, we are deeply regretful. We realize that since the trailer says it’s ‘Inspired By True Events’ and our film is based in Kota, it could be open to miscommunication. We shot Mardaani 2 extensively in Kota and we only received love and warmth and huge cooperation from the people and all the authorities of the city. This gesture is YRF’s mark of respect to Kota and it’s wonderful people,” concluded the filmmaker.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, ‘Mardaani 2’ has Rani Mukerji essaying the position of ACP Shivani Roy. The movie is slated for a field workplace conflict with Emraan Hashmi-Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘The Body’ on December 13.

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