Rani Mukherjee is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood now. After Suchitra Sen, she is also the biggest female star from
I was completely cut off from Mumbai in
. It was fun to be on my own. And when I got home-sick I got my parents to visit me over there. When I'm on location abroad I generally like to remain totally cut off. This time my absence seemed glaring because I had a major film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) up for release. Everyone wondered why I wasn't here to promote it." New York
Far away in NY, Rani really bonded with choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant. "She wasn't just my choreographer there, but also my companion," says Rani emotionally.
Since she hasn't really spoken about her thankless role as the confused wife in KANK Rani speaks up now. "Why is it that a wife must be happy just because her husband is seemingly perfect and happy with her? What if the woman finds love after finding this supposedly perfect husband? A man can find passion outside marriage no matter how attentive his wife is. But a woman doing the same is unacceptable. I think we need to salute Karan Johar for dealing with the very important issue of passion-less marriages in urban settings with such maturity. I'm very proud of being in KANK."
And now she's equally proud of Baabul. "You know, people often talk about the daughter-in-law being equal in status to the daughter. But does anyone actually believe in this? My father-in-law in Baabul, does. I think audiences will get to see all all-new side of me and Amitji after Black and KANK in Baabul.
However, Rani has recently been reported negatively for an unavoidable incident. She was in
This was Rani's third film to be shot in the Holy city. "And why the stress? Can you believe it; they're burning my photographs over here in
. What have I done? I wasn't even aware of what had transpired before I arrived for the press conference. I came to know there was some kind of a scuffle. I came there after shooting, hot and tired and in no mood to answer personal questions. What was so wrong if I said my marriage is my parents' concern? I really feel men get intimidated by women who assert themselves, especially if the woman happens to be Bengali." Varanasi
Rani's chuckles fill the air. She then sobers down. “I was asked to say sorry for my behaviour at the press conference, which I did. Now they're turning it around to say I didn't say sorry properly. They're saying, 'We're going to break Rani's bangles.' They've even named the film Choodiyan, for God knows what reason. Dada (director Pradeep Sarkar) is hopping mad. 'How dare they behave like this with my little girl?' he was heard saying. The fact is, the people of
are with us. As for these people who think my sorry isn't good enough, let me tell them I'm a well brought-up girl. If you talk decently with me I'm humble. And for their information, I'm a UP ki beti too. My father is from Varanasi . So there." Jhansi
I think, the incident happened in its way and Rani should not be blamed for this incident. Sometimes, it becomes very hard for us that a celebrity has the same life as we have. However, the accused guards should not have shown such inhumane activities.