Actor Rani Mukherjee is a renowned name in the film industry. However, we had stopped seeing her after she got married and later had a child. The reason for this hiatus has somewhat come to light in a recent interview which she gave following her film Hicki’s success.
The 40-year-old actress opened up about the discrimination that married actresses face in Bollywood and how she hopes that her latest movie will change that prejudice.
Mukherjee said that despite being married and having a child, nothing has changed about her and it is just the perception of the people that has changed. She revealed that once an actress is married or has had children, she is considered ‘dead’ to the industry.
“There are basic prejudices that come with married actresses and those who are mothers. How we are a dead commodity. We don’t sell and that no one wants to see us,” she said.
“Actors don’t get this. They have a successful career and parallelly lead their normal lives. Only actresses are made to choose marriage late in their lives because they feel our commodity dies once we are married”.
For her, when speaking of her film’s success it’s the audience who matter. “The opinion of the audience matters. It’s never the actor. It’s the audience because as an actor I will always give my 100 per cent like I gave before I became a mother,” she said.
Rani Mukherjee’s new movie, Hichki, is about a teacher who has Tourette’s syndrome, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of success.