Rani Mukerji,  who kick-started the promotions of her upcoming film Mardaani ​on​ 5th August, was spotted in the land of Rani Lakshmibai.The feisty actress who had planned the entire visit to Jhansi went to ​her ​homeland after 20 years. Jhansi is significant to Rani as she ​has​ a lot of memories of the place​. Also, the city has a ​strong​ characteristic which has a ​relevance​ to her character in the film.

The actress received ​a ​very warm welcome from the people of Jhansi. Rani also felicitated Pushpa Yadav , a​ woman sub-inspector of Jhansi​,​ near the fort.Rani for the first time will be seen playing the role of a cop. Mardaani is a very gripping and gritty film which will be touching the sensitive topic of Human Trafficking.The film is set to release on 22nd August 2014