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'Mardaani' Shouldn't be Compared to 'Singham Returns': Rani

If Rani Mukerji will be seen kicking, slapping and punching criminals as a police officer in \"Mardaani\", Ajay Devgn will also be seen doing similar things in his forthcoming release \"Singham Returns\".

Published: 04th August 2014 11:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2014 11:18 PM   |  A+A-

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Actress Rani Mukherjee looks on in the backdrop of her film poster during a press conference to promote her upcoming film 'No One Killed Jessica' in Ahmedabad'. AP

MUMBAI: If Rani Mukerji will be seen kicking, slapping and punching criminals as a police officer in "Mardaani", Ajay Devgn will also be seen doing similar things in his forthcoming release "Singham Returns". But the actress says it's unfair to compare the two films.

When asked whether the release of "Singham Returns" before "Mardaani" -- both being cop-dramas -- would impact her film, she said: "He (Ajay) is a huge star and the film is a huge franchise. I have seen 'Singham' and I loved it." 

"Ours is a very small film and it's a small effort for all women. 'Mardaani' should not be compared to 'Singham Returns', which is a huge film."

If reports are anything to go by, Kareena Kapoor has expressed a desire to play a police officer on the big screen.

And Rani too feels that "Kareena will make a fantastic cop. There is lot of scope in this industry to play different roles".

Rohit Shetty's action thriller "Singham Returns" is coming out on Aug 15, while "Mardaani" is scheduled for an Aug 22 release. 

"I hope everybody likes this film. The film has got an A-certificate and it is a very relevant film. I feel if you have a daughter, you must teach her karate and martial arts. Self defence is important."

Pradeep Sarkar has directed "Mardaani", which is his first film after the 2010 flop movie "Lafangey Parindey".

Talking about the gap, he said: "I take time to make films. It's difficult to get good story. It takes time to find a good subject."



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