EXCLUSIVE: Rani Mukerji reveals she was embarrassed to tell people she was an actor for THIS reason

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Actor Rani Mukerji is all set to sizzle once again onscreen with the sequel of Bunty Aur Babli. Moreover, fans are also pumped to see the reunion of Saif Ali Khan and Rani once again after they last worked in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. As the release date of Bunty Aur Babli 2 is inching closer, Bollywood Bubble got in touch with the Mardaani actress where she revealed that she never wanted to be an actor. Moreover, Rani also mentioned that she was embarrassed to tell people she was an actor. Read on…

Narrating an old incident, Rani revealed that she was offered Aa Gale Lag Jaa but she was surprised and questioned the makers about how can she be in films. Rani then added, “Because, I for some strange reason 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. 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. 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. So I would like to thank my mum, officially, even before I could. And I think, that’s what mums are for. And 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. And 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. But yeah, truly I just feel fortunate enough to be having the correct guidance in form of my mum who was able to make me realise the fact that I was getting the opportunity to be in films and at that time, probably I was naive, I was from this atmosphere where youngsters never looked upon films as a career choice. Films were not really looked upon or looked cool enough for anybody to pursue at the time I was getting into films. And I was very embarrassed to say I am from the film industry at that point in time. But, such goes how life is today,” she continued. 

 

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Meanwhile, helmed by Varun V Sharma, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is all set to hit the big screens on November 19. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji as the OG Bunty Aur Babli whereas Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh will play the new Bunty and Babli in the film. 

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