The star whose upcoming movie ‘Mardaani will hit theaters on August 22 has suggested that Indian schools should provide self-defence classes as a part of the curriculum.
“There is a need for women power to come forward in all fields,” stated Mukherjee.
“Girl students – who are symbolic of shakti (power) should be given martial arts training besides their regular studies, so that they can protect their pride and honour.”
The actor, who plays Shivani Shivaji Roy, an officer of the Mumbai Crime Branch unit, in Mardaani, will be seen performing the martial art Krav Maga in the film.
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, the movie is a Yash Raj Films project.