25 years of Rani Mukerji: Battling financial lows, criticism, failures to being relevant
Rani Mukerji – a name that has resonated with all cinema lovers for the last 25 years, a name that clearly is a torchbearer for the age of relevance today. In this super candid and exclusive chat with Nayandeep Rakshit from Bollywood Bubble, Rani opens up about her two and a half decade journey in Bollywood – revealing unknown tidbits of her life. Rani shares she was offered her first film when she was 14-15 but her father opposed the idea and then, she eventually debuted with Biyer Phool, with the same filmmaker Salim Akhtar. Having belonged to the Mukerji family who once had a great hold because of owning Filmalaya Studios, Rani also saw a lot of bad days owing to the financial losses her father was facing at that time. She also adds how she thought she’s too short, had a unique voice and wasn’t fair enough to be a Bollywood Heroine but the audience accepted her. While married actors and mothers were told to have a certain shelf life, she completely changed the adage and has a 100% track record at the box office from the time she got married. From Mardaani to Hichki and Mardaani 2, all her films have been runaway hits. Here, she looks back at her 25 years in Bollywood, thanks her parents for supporting and pushing her, and the audience for accepting her! Watch this sweet interview right here.