Rani Mukherji, from her first lead assignment in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat to her latest film, Hichki, has come a long way. It would interest you all to know that though Rani Mukherjee belongs to a family that is well-connected to the Indian Film Industry, she had little interest to act in films. What has happened is simply by chance and a funny twist of fate.
Although, films happened to Rani Mukherji by chance, her choice of roles for a majority of her assignments has been very unique. In many films, she has been at the forefront which is a rarity in this male-dominated film industry. This article lists some of the film choices of Rani Mukherji that are in tune with her humanitarian causes which should be an inspiration for modern women of this generation.
- Black- Black is a Hindi drama film helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film stars Rani Mukherji, Amitabh Bachchan, Shernaz Patel and Nandana Sen. This riveting and haunting story is based on the real-life story of Helen Keller who was born deaf, dumb and blind. The film was also loosely based on the 1962 film, The Miracle Worker directed by Arthur Penn. After the release of the film, Mukherji threw a party and invited all the physically challenged youths from the Helen Keller Organization, with whom she had the privilege of interacting on the occasion of her birthday.
- Mardaani- Mardaani is a thought-provoking Hindi crime thriller directed by Pradeep Sarkar. The film stars Rani Mukherji in the lead role of a policewoman who becomes involved in a kidnapping case of a young girl only to dig deeper into the harrowing world of human trafficking operated by the kingpins of the underworld. In the year 2014, Rani Mukherji was congratulated by Prince Charles at a charity dinner in London for raising awareness about such a grave issue with her film.
- Hichki- Hichki is the upcoming film of Rani Mukherji that is loosely inspired from Front of the Class (2008). The film deals with the topic of Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder, and how one teacher suffering from it must rise above the psychological barriers in people’s minds in order to be a good teacher to underprivileged children.
Rani Mukherji has been the ambassador of Procter & Gamble and also the NGO Child Rights and You or CRY, for short, for the joint project work, Shiksha, which endorses child education.
Throughout the larger part of her career, Rani Mukherji has been associated with a number of children’s and women’s issues. She has truly imbibed within her work the much popular English idiom, ‘Practice what you Preach’
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