Rani Mukerji says – “Cinema has the power to impact societal change and actors do have the power to talk to people and seed the thought of positive change through their choice of films. I have been fortunate as an artiste to get projects that had strong female protagonists and, to be honest, I have also consciously tried to seek out such projects.” It is given that cinema impacts society deeply and it has definitely tried to contribute towards projecting girls positively on screen.
She reveals that she do have the strategy to choose roles. Rani Mukerji says – “I wanted my body of work to loudly tell the world what my intent was with my brand of cinema, with my roles, and today, I’m happy that I chose well. I say this because I wanted to do my bit towards shifting society’s stereotyped gaze towards women.”
Rani Mukerji further elaborates – “Most of the characters that I have played like Rhea from Hum Tum, Shashi from Yuva, Roshni from Talaash, Suhani from Saathiya, Saamiya in Veer-Zaara, Michelle in Black, Meera in No One Killed Jessica, Shivani in Mardaani, Naina in Hichki and many more, have hopefully been instrumental in projecting women as strong, independent, forward-thinking individuals who aren’t afraid to follow their hearts and do the right thing.”