Rani Mukerji to play cop in YRF`s ‘Mardani’

Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukherjee will be teaming up with Yash Raj Films (YRF) for a project titled `Mardaani` in which she will act as a police officer for the first time.

The film will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar.

"Rani will be doing `Mardaani`. It will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar. She will be playing a police officer in the film," a spokesperson of Yash Raj Films (YRF) said.

The movie is supposed to be raw and gritty, something that Sarkar and Rani both have never done.

The filmmaker had earlier directed `Laga Chunari Mein Daag` and `Lafangey Parindey` for YRF.

Rani`s last outing with the banner was `Dil Bole Hadippa`, which failed to create magic at the box office.

The shooting of the film is likely to begin by this year end.