Despite facing stiff competition from a big film like Dabangg 3 and performing in limited screens, Rani Mukerji's Mardaani 2 continued its steady run at the box office. In fact, the film showed decent growth over its second weekend and now stands with a grand total of around Rs. 33.50 crore nett. Looking at the current scenario, we are expecting Mardaani 2 to end its theatrical run around Rs. 40 crore nett at the domestic market. Apart from Rani's fine performance, the audience has also hailed debutant Vishal Jethwa's menacing act, who plays the lead antagonist in the film.
Talking about the response he said, "I'm a very happy, social person so this character is a complete contrast to who I'm in real life. It was very, very hard for me to become Sunny but I knew I had to prove myself as an actor. The preparation for this film was a painful process for me emotionally.". The actor says he prepared "really hard" for the dark character named Sunny in the film. "I'm an actor so I approached my debut with as much honesty and integrity towards the character that I was given to play. I knew that for media and people to love my character, I will need them to hate Sunny and I prepped really hard. It was not easy because I'm not this evil person," he added. Inspired by true crimes against women by juveniles, "Mardaani 2" sees Rani Mukerji in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist, played by Vishal.
"To transform into Sunny, I used to put a chair in the middle of the room and I used to vent all my anger, all my aggression towards it as if it was a person. I used a rod to hit the chair, abuse at the chair, shout and scream at the chair as if I was Sunny and I had to cause pain," he said. Vishal stressed that he was exhausted after this process because "Sunny is a person no one should ever become. Our film warns of people like him".
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