It’s been 25 years for Rani Mukerji in the movies. Throughout her journey, the actress has played many characters, but for her, Vimmy from the Bunty Aur Babli franchise is the one closest to her heart.
In a conversation with IANS, Rani said: “It is special that I have completed 25 years in film with the character that is probably closest to my heart. I feel like I was born to play Vimmy. I remember being impressed by her when I was first told about Bunty Aur Babli. His energy, even from the pages of the script, was very contagious and I am lucky to have it in my filmography ”.
The actress returns to the character of Vimmy in Bunty Aur Babli 2 “10 years since we left her in the first one”.
Turning the pages of time, Rani said, “Looking back on my journey in movies, I feel blessed to have made the movies that I worked on and, in a way, they are all special. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate creatively with some of the best actors and technicians the industry has ever seen. I am proud to have witnessed them and their work so closely, to have learned from them and to have tried to be better with each film that I went through, which I do to date. “
On his journey in the industry, Rani told IANS: “I started when I was 16 years old, I was very young then, I didn’t think I would be an actor, but it was my mother’s insistence that made me one, or rather made me take the step into the movie business. Thank God for my mother who recognized my passion before me. “
Explaining how times have changed since she made her film debut, Rani said: “For many young people, going to the movies today is considered very good. During the time I grew up and by the time I entered the cinema, it was not a choice or a career option for most young people. “
She added: “I think it was seen more as a profession that had to be taken up by people who came from a film background or by those whose parents were actors or film producers / directors. For someone like me who is from the industry, it was still difficult because we didn’t really grow up in a steamy atmosphere. “
When mentioning her idols, the actress said, “When I was a child, I idolized Sridevi and Madhuri in the movies, because they looked like goddesses on the screen, and then imagining myself as an actress was difficult because I really didn’t think I would have. the qualities that made her an Indian movie star. “
On a thank you note, she added: “With changing times, movies change and audiences accept someone like me, who had a different voice and was low compared to the standards that people used to judge Indian actresses. . I am fortunate that my audience has helped me for the last 25 years. “
Rani said her “loyal fans” had kept her relevant even today. “I think their love gives me the energy to get back on the sets and do my best,” he said.
“Even at a time when I was having my baby, and wasn’t sure about going back to the arclights, it was my husband (Yash Raj Films boss Aditya Chopra) who reminded me of the fans I have and that I needed to come back again. and look at the camera because I am no longer Rani Mukerji the person, but Rani Mukerji the star that my fans have created, “said Rani, saying goodbye.
Rani will be seen with Saif Ali Khan in ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, which will be released soon. The two will go after a con duo, the new Bunty and Babli, played by Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari, respectively. The film, directed by newcomer Varun V. Sharma, will open in theaters on November 19.
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