Rani Mukherjee has always been under the keen scrutiny of the media, the filmy folk and her fans. And while she has usually chosen to take the fifth, i.e. no comment stand, when questioned with anything, she recently came clean when asked to clarify a few misunderstandings.
When quizzed on her relationship with Aditya Chopra, the actress told a leading daily, “I have a very special relationship with Adi. He’s a person who I absolutely admire and respect. He always had faith in me since the beginning.” The actress chose to carefully not add or mention any possible hints of a romantic link with the director. She added, “It doesn’t bother me because I am enjoying my work. I’m in a very happy state of mind right now. My film has done well; my family is here; my friends have appreciated my work.”
And her take on working exclusively for the Yash Raj banner? “Coincidentally, all the roles I’ve done in the recent past have come from the same banner. I would’ve done those films had anyone else offered them to me too. Of course, I have a comfort factor with Yash Raj. I’ve done 12 films with them. That comfort factor lies with Dharma Productions and Red Chillies as well. You often see many actors working with only certain directors. Actors like Hrithik, Shah Rukh, and Akshay have done a lot of films with people they are close to. But they’re never questioned over their decisions. A woman is always scrutinized for it. But it’s okay. I’m not minding the movies I am doing with Yash Raj. It doesn’t bother me what people say.”
Rani went on to claim that she would never hide her marriage if and when it happened, “When I have to get married, I am going to tell people about it. It’s ridiculous to think that I’m the kind of person who’d want to hide her marriage. I don’t come from a family like that. Just because I am an actress, I don’t have to hide my marriage.”