Rani Mukerji visits Shirdi temple to seek blessings

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NEW DELHI: After a successful opening of ‘Mardaani 2’ at the box-office, Rani Mukerji visited the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi on Monday. The actor was seen offering prayers at the temple. Mukerji has been a regular visitor to the temple for a long time. Later in the day, the ‘Mardaani 2’ actor attended a panel discussion on ways to end violence against women.

During the panel discussion organised by the Nashik Police, Maharashtra, Rani was seen speaking about the overwhelming love that her film has received by the audience.

Maharashtra, Dec 10 (ANI): Bollywood Actress Rani Mukerji poses for a picture during a talk show in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Becoming a massive hit over the weekend, Mukerji’s crime-thriller ‘Mardaani 2’ did a strong business and minted Rs 18.15 crore.

Successful business

Without even a single promotional song in the film, Rani Mukerji’s crime-thriller — Mardaani 2 — did a strong business on the first weekend and minted Rs 18.15 crore. The film received a decent opening from moviegoers on its first day as it raked in Rs 3.80 crore and showed an admirable growth over the weekend.

Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh predicted that the film “should stay strong on the weekdays.”

The second instalment of Mukerji’s much-acclaimed film of the same was released globally without a single promotional song or video with the aim of delivering a strong social message.

According to the makers of the film, they wanted to communicate about the serious issue of rising hate crimes against women through the film and did not wish promotional songs to cause any disturbance.

‘Mardaani 2’ has a gripping storyline inspired by real-life events of crimes committed against women across the country.

The edge-of-the-seat thriller saw Mukerji in a race against time in order to capture a brutal serial rapist, who systematically targets women.

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police — Shivani Shivaji Roy — in ‘Mardaani 2’.

Kajol hails Rani

Bollywood actor Kajol has extended her appreciation to her good friend and actor Rani Mukerji for the success of her new outing — Mardaani 2 — at the box office. 

Addressing Rani as an ‘unsung warrior,’ Kajol tweeted: “One more unsung warrior…. proud of you Rani for Mardaani 2.  Two of them, who share a long-time friendship, have their own accounts of exciting news lined up in the industry. 

The ‘Hichki’ actor is basking in the success of ‘Mardaani 2’, which is inspired by real-life events of crimes committed against women across the country.

Rani Mukerji has reprised the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police (SP) in the movie.

Kajol is gearing up for her forthcoming movie ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. She is paired opposite her husband and lead actor in the movie Ajay Devgn. The movie is slated to be released on January 10. (ANI)