Jhansi: Actress Rani Mukerji, who is playing a tough cop in her upcoming film `Mardaani`, feels martial arts training to girls in schools should be made compulsory.
The newly married actress said it will help them to protect their honour. "There is a need for women power to come forward in all the fields.... Girl students, who are symbolic of shakti, should be given martial arts training besides their regular studies so that they can protect their pride and honour", Rani said while promoting the film here.
Rani, 36, believes that all the women in the country should have a reflection of Rani Lakshmibai, who was the queen of Jhansi, so that they can strongly face each and every problem coming their way.
In `Mardaani`, which will hit theatres on August 22, her character of strong police officer wants every individual to think that his wife, daughter and sister should also be like her.
The Bengali beauty also visited the historical Jhansi fort, ISKON temple, which was set up on the property donated by her family, besides meeting her relatives before leaving for Mumbai.