Rani Mukerji: I'm picking films that appeal to my heart
Rani Mukerji, who played the role of an aspiring teacher with Tourette syndrome in Hichki, believed that she was lucky to get such unique roles
Rani Mukerji, who made her comeback with Hichki last year, garnered immense appreciation from the critics and audience around the globe. The actress revealed that she is handpicking films that not only strike a social conversation but also set the box office on fire.
"I'm grateful and humbled that Hichki won the hearts of audiences in India, in China and worldwide. I'm picking films that appeal to my heart, that appeal to me as an actor," said Rani in an interview.
"I think it's my good fortune that I have been able to select scripts out of the ones that I have got and I am fortunate that the directors and the writers have thought of me to play these characters. I have been lucky to have received the right script at the right time. I have enjoyed telling a story to the audience because if you are making a socially relevant film, we are making it for the audience," added the 41-year-old actor.
Hichki was not the first film where Rani played the role of a specially-abled person, before this, she played the role of a blind and deaf woman in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, for which she bagged Filmfare for Best Actress.
"In Hichki, they came to know about the symptoms of Tourette's which not many people knew in India. With Mardaani we got to tell people how the menace of child trafficking exists in our lives even though we don't want to see it but it is rampant around us. In 'Mardaani 2', we will again tackle a subject that will be shocking; it will show something very real, very alarming to audiences and make them aware of what's happening in and around our lives," she said.
On the work front, Rani Mukerji will be next seen in Mardaani 2, which marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, the writer of the first film. The release date of the film is yet to be announced.
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from PTI
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