Is Rani Mukerji's 'Mardani' inspired by 'Tejasvini'?

This included Ajay Devgan (Singham), Akshay Kumar (Rowdy Rathore) or Shahid Kapur (in his next with Rajkumar Santoshi). Producer Aditya Chopra, however, went a step further when he decided to cast Rani Mukerji as a daring female cop in his film Mardani to be directed by Pradeep Sarkar.

Rani Mukerji

However it seems that the film is apparently inspired by a yesteryear flick.


A source says, “Mardani is inspired by a 1994 film called Tejasvini which was directed by N Chandra and starred Vijay Shanti, Deepak Malhotra and Amrish Puri. The film also had a song called Mardani in it.”

The music of the film was composed by Lamikant Pyarelal and the track goes Ban Kar Aandhi Toofani Ladti Ja Zulam Se Mardani.”

A spokesperson of Yash Raj Films however maintains, “There is no truth to this.” 

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