Rani Mukerji adds, “There is a lot of misconception about what a hit means and I think people should pay attention to this before passing judgment if a film is profitable. A good film will always bring people to the theatres and their gender has no role to play.”
In her most recent film, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway (MCVN),” Rani once more portrayed a combative woman who challenged a nation to return her children.
Actress Rani Mukerji has expressed her desire for accurate representation of women in Hindi films. She asserted that women are the foundation of a family and of society and that it is her duty to demonstrate this to people all around the world.
Rani says, “As an actor, your vision for cinema and roles will constantly evolve but one thing that’s constantly stayed for me is the way I wanted to portray and represent women on screen. Women are the backbone of a family and society, and I think, as an actor, I have a responsibility to show this to as many people as possible across my country and the world.”
Rani Mukerji added: “Cinema can have a lasting impression on the minds of people. It is a very powerful tool to trigger a national conversation and I became conscious very early on in my career that I could make a real change in the way women are projected on-screen, that could be positive.”
Talking about the portrayal of women as self-reliant and independent she said, She says, “I made it a point to choose films where the girl is also pivotal to the plot, where the girl is projected with dignity and power.”
“For me, women have always been agents of change. They have been independent, courageous, caring, pursuers of dreams, and the best multitasker you can ever find. I wanted to highlight these facets of a woman by choosing characters that echo this belief system of mine.”
Rani Mukerji adds, “So, if you see films like ‘Black’, ‘Veer Zaara‘, ‘Mardaani’ series, ‘Yuva’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Hichki’ or even my latest film ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway’, to name a few, the girls I play are central to the plot, the sheroes that people have adored and accepted for being who they are.”
In her most recent film, “Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway (MCVN),” Rani once more portrayed a feisty mom who battled a nation to get her kids back. The movie was a smashing success at the box office and restored faith in the ability of content filmmaking to draw audiences in this post-pandemic era.
Rani says, “The fact that MCVN is a hit today is because people want to see strong woman protagonists like this on the big screen. There is constant chatter about whether women-centric films are box office draws. That concerns me, of course, they are box office draws.”
“A film is a hit when producers make money from it and it is not just about how much it collects at the box office because one should also factor in the cost of the film.”