Rani Mukerji talks about her insecurities before joining Bollywood, how Kamal Haasan helped her break ‘stereotypes’

Rani Mukerji reveals she was insecure about her height and voice

Actor Rani Mukerji is preparing for the arrival of her forthcoming film Bunty Aur Babli 2. In a recent interview, Rani has talked about how she was insecure with regards to entering Bollywood as she believed that she was “quite short” and her voice was “not heroine-friendly.”

In an interview with IndiaToday.com, Rani talked about her journey from not having any desire to be an actress initially and to how actor Kamal Haasan assisted her with breaking ‘stereotypical conventions’ in Bollywood.

She said, “Strangely, I never wanted to be an actor. My mother realised my dream before I could. She was the one who insisted I do my first film. But I never thought I fit into the heroine category in the typical sense. I am actually the opposite of a heroine. I am quite short in height, my voice is not heroine-friendly, the complexion of my skin is wheatish. I think when I started, I never believed I could be an actor. I grew up watching Sridevi, Juhi, Madhuri and Rekha ji, who were these screen goddesses and I never imagined myself up there with them.”

She also added, “As my journey began, I spoke to many stalwarts with whom I had the opportunity to work. One of them was Mr Kamal Haasan and actors like him told me that you can’t measure your success by the height of your physical standing, but by the heights of how much you can grow professionally. So I sort of broke all those stereotypical conventions that an actress was put into in my initial days of Bollywood journey.”

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