Rani Mukerji talks about her journey of breaking Bollywood conventions-insecurities overcomed

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji shared her insecurities and journey on breaking them with the help of actor Kamal Haasan.

Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji gears up for her upcoming film ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’.While in an interview for the same, she reveals how she was once insecure about her outlook on entering Bollywood, as she considered herself to be ‘quite short’ while her voice was not ‘heroine-friendly.

From sources of Hindustan times that shared the interview with IndiaToday.com, Rani Mukherji openly shared about her journey from her initial stages of not wanting to be an actor to how an actor Kamal Haasan helped her rise to break the ‘stereotypical convention’ in Bollywood.


“Strangely I never wanted to be an actor. It was my mother who realises my dream before I could. She was the one who insisted I do my first film. Never did I think I would fit into the heroine category in the typical sense. I was what was considered to be the opposite of a heroine. I am short, my voice was not heroine friendly and the complexion of my skin was wheatish. When I started out, I never believed I could be an actor. Watching Sridevi, Juhi, Madhuri, and Rekhaji I grew up and they were all screen goddesses and I never imagined myself up there with them” she said in the interview.

She also further shared, “As my journey began, I spoke to many stalwarts with whom I had the opportunity to work. One of them was Mr. Kamal Haasan and actors like him directed me that you cant measure your success by the height of your physical standing, but rather the height of how much you can grow professionally. And so I sort of broke all those stereotypical conventions that an actress was put into my initial days of Bollywood journey.”