In Raj Kumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica Mukherjee plays crime reporter Meera.
"The very fact that I am playing a journalist in the film is also one of the reasons why I am part of it," she said.
"Through my character in the film I am sure people will respect and salute them for the kind of job they do. It is very fascinating profession where the basic job requirement is to be fearless and brave."
The 32-year-old actress added that people were not aware of just how difficult the work is, especially for women.
"When we see crime reporters on TV we do not understand how difficult and risky their work is," she added.
No One Killed Jessica is based on the story of model Jessica Lall, who was shot dead in 1999 by Manu Sharma, the son of a Haryana politician, in a Delhi nightclub.
The film will be released on January 7.