On Friday, Kota residents met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla who is also MP from Kota, to register their protest against the forthcoming Bollywood film Mardaani 2, starring Rani Mukerji. They said that the city has been positioned as an educational hub with many educational centers located in its region. However, the film shot in Kota shows a different story of the city which is against the city’s legacy.

Mardaani 2The film’s trailer released on Thursday shows a rapist and murderer in Kota who targets young girls. It also mentions that the film is inspired by true events.

Om Birla after meeting protesters talked to media and said that the issue will be discussed with concerned people.

“It is unacceptable to malign a city’s name through cinema. The fictional story mentioning the city’s name is not justified,” he added. 


  1. Mardaani 2 has many scenes shot in Kota
  2. Kota residents want the city’s name to be removed
  3.  Rani Mukerji was in the city for many days for the shoot

(With inputs from ndtv)