Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji is being honored with an award for her Endeavour to highlight the cause of the safety, security and protection of the girl child and women in “Mardaani” by Pradeep Sarkar.
Rani has been selected by a panel of jurists and experts for the ‘National Award for the Best Representation of the Cause of Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Girl Child’ by the Institute for Gender Justice.
The chairperson of the organization Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury said that, “The representation of women in the media, both print and electronic, has been, if not to say much, targeted at commoditization of women. This has had a dire consequence on the status of women which is reflected in the perpetual crime against women in the society.”
Sreerupa further added, “This award is an endeavour to recognise those agents who want to represent women and girl child in a better light and not commodify them. This award is a result of our endeavour to encourage stake holders and functionaries.”
As per Chaudhary Rani “epitomised the spirit of the countless involved in the long fight against human trafficking” in her role as Shivani Shivaji Roy in “Mardaani”.
While addressing the message to Rani she said, “That for you to be associated with a movie addressing such an important and urgent cause attracts the attention of the viewing public and focuses their attention on this pertinent issue.
“The role so naturally played by you of an empowered and courageous police officer has given the correct message, and the promotional clip that aired on the TV channels to promote the movie also correctly urged people to watch the movie with their entire family, since human trafficking is an issue that every man, woman and child should be aware of and this awareness is our best tool in this fight”.