Despite facing stiff competition from Good Newwz and Dabangg 3 and playing in limited screens, Rani Mukerji's Mardaani 2 continues its steady run at the box office. The Film raked in Rs 2.70 crore in its third weekend and currently stands with the grand total of Rs 42.90 crore. Looking at the current scenario, we are expecting Mardaani 2 to end its theatrical run around Rs 46 crore. The film has a slight chance to even hit the Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic market.
Apart from Rani's fine act, audience have also appreciated debutant Vishal Jethwa's menacing act, who played 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 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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