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Rani Mukerji opens up on married actresses having a shelf life

Rani Mukerji recently completed 25 years in this industry and she has been a rule-breaker who has never been confined to industry norms. The diva is eagerly waiting for her upcoming film Bunty Aur Babli 2. Recently in an interview with Bollywood Bubble when asked that it’s considered that ‘mothers and married actors have a shelf life., Rani said, “For me personally, I feel as an actor I have to look like my character and till the day I look like my character and there is a believability there, age is not a factor actually. It is important that with each film or with each character that I play I have to look like that part. If that is in place then I don’t think the audiences should have an issue.“

She added, “From where I see it, there were married actresses back then. I don’t think there is anything new that I am doing. There have been actresses who have worked being pregnant.I have heard stories of them being pregnant and shooting. So, I think it’s just a myth that people think that married actresses or actresses with children can’t really make it in films and there is a shelf life. It is important to create and carve your own niche and space so that people remember you for who you are and they don’t remember you that you were like somebody else.”

Previously Rani also revealed that she never thought that she can be an actor. She then confessed that when she was offered Aa Gale Lag Jaa, she was actually 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.”

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Disha Yadav

She is an aspiring writer and has been into our the domain of content writing since a year. She joined CT as an intern and soon took over full-fledged writing for Bollywood. She contributes news articles for CT and intends to write on diverse issues on Bollywood.
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