BTS: Rani Mukerji had to overcome her fear of water for action sequence in Mardaani 2

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Rani Mukerji’s highly anticipated action thriller Mardaani 2 is set to release on December 13th. A sequel to Bollywood blockbuster hit film Mardaani, the film’s story is inspired by shocking true crimes against women by the youth in India.

She has to play a tough cop in the film and one sequence really took her strength and all her bravery to complete the scene. See she has a fear of water and for a particular chase sequence in this film, Rani Mukerji had to hunt down her ruthless antagonist but it was an action sequence underwater.

Rani revealed, “There was a scene in the film that required me to do an underwater action sequence. When I heard it for the first time during the script narration from Gopi I was quite disturbed because honestly, I have a fear of water, as I actually do not know how to swim. From childhood, I have a fear of getting into the pool. All my life I have tried several times to be able to get myself to swim but unfortunately, I have not been successful. The first thing I asked Gopi after the narration got over is how important is the underwater sequence, is it very imperative for the film or whether we can do without it. To my utter shock, Gopi said that it cannot be changed and he would like to shoot the sequence underwater and he would prefer not changing it.”

She achieved it and says she is proud that she was able to make that moment happen!

Find out more about her character Shivani Shivaji Roy and see a sneak peek of the shooting of that scene in this special video!

Mardaani 2 is written and directed by Gopi Puthran, and will release in cinemas on 13th December 2019.

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