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Hailing from a film family does not always mean privilege, says Rani Mukerji

The actor’s recent outing is her reprising her role from Bunty Aur Babli, in the second instalment of the film

Megha Mukundan
Nov 21, 2021
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Rani Mukerji has been making many headlines recently after the release of Bunty Aur Babli 2. Despite receiving positive remarks for her reprise role, the actor has been talking about various other insights of her in interviews lately. In a fine interaction with Bollywood Bubble, she talked about the challenges she faced before making it big in the cinema world.

Though belonging to a film family, she said she was not exactly privileged. Her father Ram Mukherjee was a film director and her mother Krishna Mukherjee was a playback singer. But this didn’t guarantee wealth, according to her. “People would sell their homes just to release their films, and producers would be left on roads because they didn’t have money”, she said.

While talking about her debut, she said that she was not cast since she was ‘somebody’s daughter’ or ‘somebody's niece’. After debuting in her father’s Bengali film Biyer Phool in 1996, she also debuted in Bollywood the same year with Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. 

She was cast in the movie by the noted producer Salim Akhtar, because he noticed a ‘spark’ in her, shared her. She further said that the director and the DOP (Director of Photography) liked the way she looked, and Salim was confident enough with her. 

Rani believes that hard work is the key. All actors who make it big will be starting off as newcomers. It was the same case with her as well, from where she worked hard and worked on herself, for which she is very happy today. She is also thankful towards the fans who stood by her through thick and thin.

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