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Rani Mukerji: I Never Thought I Fit Into The Heroine Category In The Typical Sense

"My mother realised my dream before I could. She was the one who insisted I do my first film," said actor Rani Mukerji who was insecure about getting into the film industry as she thought that she was “quite short" and her voice was "not heroine-friendly.”

Rani Mukerji: I Never Thought I Fit Into The Heroine Category In The Typical Sense
Rani Mukerji reveals she was insecure about her height. | Instagram
Rani Mukerji: I Never Thought I Fit Into The Heroine Category In The Typical Sense
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2021-11-20T17:46:50+05:30

Actor Rani Mukerji shared her insecurities and doubts before entering Bollywood in a recent interview. She was insecure about getting into the film industry as she thought that she was “quite short" and her voice was "not heroine-friendly.”

Conversing with IndiaToday.com, Mukerji talked about her journey from not wanting to be an actor initially and how actor Kamal Haasan helped her through it. The actress said, “Strangely, I never wanted to be an actor. My mother realised my dream before I could. She was the one who insisted I do my first film. But I never thought I fit into the heroine category in the typical sense. I am actually the opposite of a heroine. I am quite short in height, my voice is not heroine-friendly, the complexion of my skin is wheatish. I think when I started, I never believed I could be an actor. I grew up watching Sridevi, Juhi, Madhuri, and Rekha Ji, who were these screen goddesses and I never imagined myself up there with them."

Rani Mukerji further added, she conversed with many stars with whom she had the chance to act, and one of them was Mr. Kamal Haasan, who told her that she can’t measure her accomplishment by the height of her physical standing, but by the heights of how much she can grow professionally. “So I sort of broke all those stereotypical conventions that an actress was put into in my initial days of Bollywood journey,” she said.

On the work front, The actor can currently be seen in 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' starring Saif Ali Khan as well. She will also appear in 'Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway.'

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