Rani Mukerji, the Bollywood diva who was last seen in Naina Mathur’s film are going to honour at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Yes, Rani will be awarded by the Victorian Government in Australia, for her contribution to cinema. She will get this award for “Hichki” which focuses on defeating a physical challenge.
According to the statement of Rani, “The power of cinema to spread important social messages and enact positive changes is unmatched. As an actor, I have been blessed to have got the chance to be a part of such amazing films that have tried to make people sit up and think about society, the need to preserve human lives and to value each individual’s dreams and aspirations.”
Rani also added, “it is humbling to be honoured by the provincial government of Victoria in Australia for a role that called for inclusion and equality of all individuals in our society.”
“I’m thankful that my body of work has contributed to making positive change. ‘Hichki’ is a very special film for me and this honour as part of the colourful Indian International Film Festival of Melbourne makes it even more memorable,” she added.
On the work front, we have seen Rani last in the “Hichki” by Naina Mathur. It was the comeback film of Rani after the birth of her sweetheart daughter Adira and facing the camera after 4 years she said, “Facing the camera was not different because when you are in front of the camera, the feeling is the same but I play different parts. In Mardani, I played a cop, in Hichki, I play a teacher. Naina Mathur in Hichki is strong, very spirited woman whereas Shivani was a no-nonsense kind of a cop.”
On the journey of motherhood, she said, “It’s been a wonderful journey. I think the answer is very obvious, I think every mother will feel ecstatic, every mother will feel that she is the only mother in the world. For me, as I say, my life has completely changed after Adira. It couldn’t have been anything better, it’s nothing less than a miracle. To exactly believe that you have actually given birth to a child, that feeling of giving birth to a life is an amazing one, which any woman will feel and I felt the same.”
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