Rani Mukerji pens down a hard-hitting letter on her 40th birthday


Rani Mukerji turns 40 today and with that comes a befitting reply to all those who think her career is over just because she is married and has a baby. Rani, who is striving hard to take up path-breaking films one after another, wants to prove the ‘sexist stereotype’ wrong. As she writes in her letter, “As a woman I must admit, it has not been an easy journey. I have to prove myself everyday. Actresses have to prove themselves everyday. A woman has a short career span. A married woman’s equity dies, women are not bankable commodities at the box office, female centric (I hate this word) films are a huge risk, a married actress who is also a mother is the final nail in the coffin of her dreams, ambitions and aspirations – these are some of the discriminatory stereotypes that we have to live with and try to overcome every single day.”

Rani, who is coming up with a film like Hichki that talks about overcoming hurdles with much confidence and self-love, assures that she will continue to do it even in her real life no matter what the society thinks or how they wish to judge her. “I have tried to take on this sexist stereotype by coming back to acting after my marriage and marriage and I promise you I will continue battling these stereotypes with all my fellow stunning, beautiful, kind and talented actresses and hope to see our society and film industry mature further. I can already see the changes for the better and it fills me with joy.” Here, read the full letter below:

We really hope Rani’s upcoming release Hichki makes an impact on the audience and gives her due credit for doing meaningful cinema and films that she believes in. Do you agree with Rani’s letter?