Bollywood star Rani Mukerji completes 25 years in the Indian film industry this year. Her incredibly successful career is punctuated by stellar, award-winning performances and Rani has surely given Indian cinema some of the most iconic and powerful women on screen. For the huge icon of Indian cinema, her 25 year journey has been about constant learning. The actress shares how an artist keeps on learning, and this has played an important part in her career. Thanking her fans for the support
Rani says, “My biggest learning has been to keep learning. This has been my biggest learning. I think learning for an artist never stops. So, for me, my biggest learning has been to just focus on work and continue to do that with utmost sincerity.” She credits the support of her fans to be a huge pillar of strength. “Without my fans, I would not have been able to survive, especially with the kind of prejudices a married actress with a baby has to go through.”
She adds, “The fact that they have supported me throughout is nothing short of a miracle and that’s why I’m still working and doing relevant work.”
About her miracle run at the box office with her huge blockbusters and her epic performances, Rani says, “When I think of the number of years, it seems like a very long time but honestly for me it just seems like my journey has never stopped. It’s just gone on and on since the day I was 16 and started working. Now, 25 years feels the same because the struggle is yet on, learning is still on as an actor. There is a lot that I have to accomplish, there is a lot that I have to learn.”
She adds, “For an actor, learning never stops and the more experience I have with different directors, different technicians, different co-stars, I get to learn a lot. It still feels nice and I am raring to go because with each film, I kind of discover a new me and I love telling stories - important stories, powerful women stories.”
Rani will be next seen in the hugely anticipated Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway, a true story that sees her take on a country for her family.
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