Rani’s lov­ing mar­riage and the free time

Ac­tor Rani Muk­erji says five years down the line, she wants to do ‘kick­ass films’ and have ‘lovely ba­bies’

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Ac­tor Rani Muk­erji (above), who ex­changed vows with pro­ducer Aditya Cho­pra ear­lier this year, says she is cur­rently en­joy­ing “be­ing mar­ried and do­ing noth­ing”.

Ask if she sees her­self pro­duc­ing or di­rect­ing a film in the fu­ture, the ac­tor, who has com­pleted two decades in Bol­ly­wood, says, “There’s noth­ing stop­ping me. Adi (Aditya Cho­pra) would never say no. But I see the way my hus­band works. He’s the most hard work­ing per­son in his stu­dio and the last one to leave at night. I wouldn’t want to risk his or the com­pany’s name by do­ing some­thing ju­ve­nile. For now, I’m en­joy­ing be­ing mar­ried and do­ing noth­ing.”

As for five years from now, she wants to see her­self do­ing some “kick­ass films” and hav­ing “lovely ba­bies”. Rani, who has de­liv­ered pow­er­ful per­for­mances in films like No One Killed Jes­sica and Mar­daani, says that while her hus­band spot­ted the tal­ent in her, there are other ac­tors who have been cru­cial to her ca­reer. “Yes, he (Aditya Cho­pra) did, and so did Shah Rukh (Khan). Aamir (Khan) rec­om­mended me to Mukesh Bhatt and Vikram Bhatt for Ghu­lam (1998). These three men have been in­te­gral to my ca­reer,” said the ac­tor.

She also re­calls the time when film­maker Karan Jo­har asked her to lose weight be­fore Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. “Karan is so hy­per. If you see that scene to­day, where’s the weight? I was ac­tu­ally happy that I didn’t look like ev­ery­one else. To­day, peo­ple think about it far more than we used to,” says the ac­tor.

And with the same ease she ac­cepts that with the chang­ing time and age, she can’t be do­ing the roles she did when she was in her 20s. Rani feels that “it’s em­bar­rass­ing for a 37-yearold to do the roles she did in her twen­ties.” She says she knows what the au­di­ence wants. “I’m not delu­sional. I’m con­scious of what the au­di­ence wants to see me in,” the ac­tor says.

I can di­rect. But I can’t risk his (hus­band, pro­ducer Aditya Cho­pra) name by do­ing some­thing ju­ve­nile - Rani Muk­erji, ac­tor

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