When you come across a script that you feel strongly about you have to take it on: Rani Mukerji


Rani Mukerji is one actress who has always believed in pushing good content on the screen. After getting married to producer Aditya Chopra, Rani made her comeback to screens playing the tough and dynamic cop Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani. It was a different role than what Rani was known for, she dabbled in action and was convincing in the role of the no-nonsense police officer. After her maternity leave, she came back with a bang playing a school teacher battling Tourette Syndrome in Hichki.

Talking to a leading daily, Rani spoke about how leading actresses should back good scripts and in what they believe in instead of playing safe. She told the daily, “It’s important to do that because only when you back the project will it see the light of the day. When you come across a script that you, in your gut, feel strongly about, you have to take it on irrespective of what some people may tell you. There have been so many examples last year itself where these beliefs have been proved wrong. Today, there can’t be a distinction that a film is big or small. Ab koi bhi movie badi ho sakti hai, depending on the content.”

[caption id="attachment_225329" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Rani Mukerji as Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani[/caption]

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Rani was also quizzed on the fact that would she like to call the shots on a project and maybe take on the mantle of being a producer or a director, she said, “Let Adira grow up a bit. I am happy being an actor right now.” She also spoke about her interest in joining the digital platform which many celebrities have taken to. Speaking about the digital platform, Rani said, “I would love to do something (on one for the digital platforms). But my decision to do a project is driven by the content because as an actor I have to try all the mediums.”

On the work front, Rani will be next seen in the sequel Mardaani 2 that will be directed by Gopi Puthran, the writer of Mardaani. The film is slated to go on floors this year and is slated to release later this year.