Whether it’s Beatrix Kiddo or Lara Croft, we have been huge fans of these tough chicks of Hollywood. Our fixation with the female "Action Hero" in Hollywood films is so much that we sometimes tend to forget our own homegrown female action heroes.
Although, actresses such as Rekha and Meenakshi Seshadri were breaking ground in the late ’80s and ’90s with strong roles in films like Khoon Bhari Maang and Damini. It wasn’t until recently that a pretty good number of these lovely ladies started kicking some butt in mainstream cinema. Vidya Balan from Kahaani, Deepika Padukone from Chandni Chowk to China (Chinese Agent Meow Meow, remember?), Priyanka Chopra in Don 1 & 2 and her upcoming film, Mary Kom are just a few to name.
When speaking about action films and Bollywood, we can’t miss the most-awaited feature film by YRF – Mardaani. After her critically-acclaimed role in No One Killed Jessica as the hot-blooded journalist, Rani Mukerji is all geared up to prove that women can take up leading roles and do deadly stunts just as perfectly as the greatest male action heroes.
Rani’s bold look as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani has gained immense popularity all over social media. And why not? The actress will be seen performing ‘Krav Maga’ – a form of martial arts to compliment her tough and power-packed role of a crime branch officer. We are definitely impressed!
"Mardaani isn’t just a word, nor a film. It is a spirit and an attitude." says the tough actress. Watch out for Shivani Shivaji Roy, as she outwits and outnumbers a steady stream of foes.
Check out the videos for the necessary gyaan on Krav Maga.
Self-defence Technique 1
Self-defence Technique 2
Also, the film features a special Mardaani anthem "Tumko Nahin Chhodoongi". A perfect ode to all the powerful women of the nation.
Mardaani is slated to release worldwide on August 22.
Shivani Shivaji Roy, Crime branch Mumbai Senior Inspector. Don’t mess with her!