Filmmaker Aditya Chopra and wife Rani Mukerji were spotted at Karan Johar's residence in Bandra. Aditya and Rani visited KJo for a quiet dinner. Rani Mukerji currently riding high on the success of her comeback film Hichki. Rani Mukerji said that she wants to cherish the foundation years of her two-year-old daughter Adira with husband Aditya. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Did you know that Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji who had many speculations about their relationship had first met professionally during the casting of the film Mujhse Dosti Karoge? Back in the day, while the Yash Raj Productions film was finding its actors, Aditya Chopra was quite interested in casting Rani Mukerji for the role
However, while Aditya Chopra faced pressure from many people to not cast Rani Mukerji as they thought she wasn't good enough to play the part, he still went ahead & cast her because he thought she had the calibre and had faith in her talent. From that decision to then having one thing lead to another, they finally got married and have a gorgeous daughter, Adira
On the show BFFs With Vogue on Colors Infinity, Rani Mukerji mentioned, "After having faced failure for a couple of my films, luckily Mujhse Dosti Karoge happened and that's when I met Adi first time professionally. He told me that I'm doing a couple of crap films and that people have pressured him not to take me because they think you don't have the equity for a Yash Raj film. But Adi had belief in my talent and me and thought that I was good for the part. My mother and I have been very upfront people always and I like frankness and openness so I like the fact that he was on my face."
While promoting her film Hichki, Rani Mukerji said, "I want to treat my 40 as my 20. And I want to do a lot of work... More and more movies. I want to enjoy bringing up Adira. It is going to be the most important years of her life, so I think it's going to be a really really nice decade." The movie, directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra, was about Naina Mathur, who had a nervous system disorder, Tourette Syndrome, that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds
In an interview with mid-day, Rani Mukerji talked about what made her come back to the sets of the movie, "Nothing prepares you for what happens when you have a child. People can tell you all that they know, but till you have the baby in your arms, you don't have a clue. Once I had Adira, I became blinded, focused, obsessed - call it what you want. I realised then, that for a woman, it's very hard to leave a child and go to work. Instinctively, women choose to be with their child, as that's where they find eternal happiness. Whatever achievements or happiness I had before this, it pales in comparison. So, for me to be able to detach from her, (the role) had to be worth it."
In the same interview, Rani Mukerji talking about what was her husband Aditya Chopra take on her comeback, "My husband saw that I was getting too consumed by Adira. He is a professional and understands who I am. He, consciously and constantly, kept reminding me that I needed to go back and do what I do best, that is act. That's me, that's my individuality. He kept telling me, 'Adira is going to be there with us forever, you can't change your life for her. Don't forget who you are'. I don't think this movie would have happened if not for him." Pictured: Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji seen leaving from Karan Johar's residence in Bandra
As a family, it's quite interesting how Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra manage to be reclusive about their lives at a time when celebrities' lives are all out there for all to see and know about. To this Rani said that, "I think it's very simple. It's the way you want to lead your life and you have to be comfortable with that. You cannot waiver both ways. If it's a no, it's a no," Rani explained. So, it's a No? "Yeah," she set the record straight.
The ever elusive YRF head honcho Aditya Chopra and wife Rani Mukerji were spotted at Karan Johar's residence in Bandra, Mumbai. The couple had come over for a dinner at KJo's home. We have pictures