Bollywood star Rani Mukerji was overwhelmed after receiving a gift on the last day of shooting her highly anticipated film 'Mardaani 2' in Rajasthan.
The film's art director Babu Saini presented the star with the gift, who also happens to be an old friend. “An art director of the film who is also a painter based in Jaipur, Babu Saini, is a really old acquaintance and a colleague of Rani. Babu and Rani had worked together first in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hain', which is one of the first films of Rani in the industry. They go back a long way as colleagues and have fond memories of working together. He is also a huge fan of Rani’s work and he showed his huge appreciation for Rani by gifting a special portrait of her,” a source revealed.
Saini gifted Mukerji a portrait of the star as her character in the film - Shivani Shivaji Roy. “When Saini presented her this portrait, Rani was very touched. He actually painted her in her Mardaani 2 look, a film that she is very proud of. She was overwhelmed and informed him that she will put this up in her house. It also shows the kind of affection and appreciation and respect that technicians and crew members have for Rani as a person and her body of work," a source revealed.
For the film, Rani reprises the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police. She received a lot of praise for her performance in the prequel, 'Mardaani', which became a huge hit. In the first film, Rani's character took on a kingpin of a child trafficking racket. With the success of the first film, the sequel has already generated a lot of buzz. 'Mardaani 2' is produced by Aditya Chopra and marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, who was the writer of the first 'Mardaani' film. There will be a final shooting for the YRF crime drama in Mumbai. Rani was last seen in the global blockbuster film 'Hichki'.