Rani Mukerji will be seen reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy, in her much-awaited next, Mardaani 2. As part of the film’s promotions, Rani has been actively spreading the message of the plot, through numerous campaigns, including those involving meeting police officers across the country, speaking about the rise of violent crimes being committed by juveniles against women and girls and also celebrating officers for keeping crime under check.
Recently, the actress visited the Police Control Room in Mumbai and discussed how cyber-crime is putting women and girls majorly at risk in our country.
I’m speechless seeing the sheer amount of work that is being put in by the cops every single day to keep us safe. Police officials are going about doing their job in the most professional, methodical and selfless manner and it is really eye-opening to see just how much they endure to ensure that we are secure. It was extremely informative and educative for me to visit the PCR because I learnt so much about what goes in to keep our women and daughters safe in the times when the nature of crime is becoming severely complex with the rise of technology. It takes incredible amount of work to keep crimes at check and I thank the police force with all my heart for their dedication and passion to keep their countrymen safe and sound.
The women police team deputed at the PCR said, “The issue of cyber-crime is very important to us and it’s a big threat to the youth. We have a swift response team that reaches out to the platforms immediately through our official email addresses to pull down the content that is getting viral. We then immediately lodge an FIR and get to the bottom of the crime committed.”
They added that while the police officers at PCR have an eight hour shift, in critical times, they also pull off 24 hour shifts. PCR Operators are highly trained to immediately spot crisis and raise alarms internally so that swift action can be taken.
Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has been produced by her husband Aditya Chopra. The film is set to hit theatres on 13th December.
Watch Rani Mukerji’s full interview with GoodTimes, below.