Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji says her role in upcoming film 'Mardaani' is quite opposite of her image.

Rani will play a police officer in 'Mardaani' for the first time. The film is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, who last directed her in 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' (2007).

"It (film) is quite contrasting to my image right now.

I am excited about the film. I saw the first poster myself today. I was not aware it will be out today. It was a surprise for me as I was shooting. I have no clue when the trailer will be out," the actress said at an event here last night.

'Mardaani', produced by Yash Raj Films, will hit the screens on August 22. This would be Rani's first release post her marriage to director-producer Aditya Chopra.

"I am happy to be with my mother-in-law and I am looking forward to receive all guests and help her," said the actress while launching the Divani store here last night.

Rani, who tied the knot with Aditya in April this year in Italy, said, "I am really happy that my fans all around the world are loving, kind and gracious towards me and this news of my wedding they accepted sweetly. All my fans have given me lot of love and blessings.

"I feel blessed to have such wonderful people wishing me. It is the blessing and love of my fans that makes me a star and it will help me in my journey forward," she added.