EXCLUSIVE: Rani Mukerji reveals she never wanted to become an actress: Was not fair or tall enough, had a unique voice
Rani Mukerji has carved her niche in the Hindi film industry with her stellar performances. The actress has managed to win the hearts of many with her acting prowess. This year, Rani Mukerji completes 25 years in films. And she is even currently busy promoting her upcoming film Bunty Aur Babli 2 and gearing up for its release. As the actress celebrates the 25 years milestone, in an exclusive chat with us, Rani opened up about how she never looked upon acting in films as a career choice. Mukerji spoke about how she never wanted to be an actor by profession.
Rani Mukerji told Bollywood Bubble, “For some strange reason, I always believed that I didn’t have any qualities that make for a movie star that time. Because I had grown up watching Sridevi and Madhuri and Rekha Ji and Juhi and all these screen goddesses who have graced our Indian cinemas, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, you know the list is endless. Nutan ji, Nargis Ji.”
She added, “And for someone like me who’s short, who does not have a really fair complexion, has a voice which is so unique, not very Heroine friendly voice at that point.”
Mukerji continued, “So I think, I never really believed that I could be on the silver screen, you know to do the works. But, I think you have all these notions broken by God. You know! When God decides some things for you, these things really don’t matter.”
The Bunty Aur Babli 2 actress went on to thank her mom for believing in her. She said, “She is the one who believed in me much before I could believe in myself. And the fact that she insisted that I do a film, thank God for that.”
On her completing 25 years in films this year, Rani said, “I think I have just been blessed because from a person who didn’t want to be an actor, to an actor who’s completing 25 years, I think I’ve come a long way.”
Rani continued to speak about her mom who was able to make her realise the fact about the opportunity to work in films. She said she feels fortunate enough to have guidance in the form of her mom.
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Meanwhile, Mukerji’s film Bunty Aur Babli 2 is scheduled for a theatrical release on November 19. The film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Sharvari Wagh.