Bollywood’s Bong beauty, Rani Mukerji turns 37 today, TellyDhamaal brings to you a few interesting things about the actress.
Born on March 21, 1978 Rani Mukerji came into limelight for her sexy voice in her Bollywood debut film Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat.
Cousin to Bollywood’s famous actress Kajol, Rani made her mark in B-town with films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chalte Chalte, Saathiya, Black and many more.
Last year, Rani was in the news for her marriage with Film maker Aditya Chopra, the head honcho of Yash Raj Films.
Recently she made her comeback in Bollywood in a kickass avatar in “Mardaani”.
Here are five lesser known facts about the dusky beauty, which will surprise you:
Before making her debut in Hindi cinema with “Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat”, Rani dabbled with acting by playing a supporting role in her father’s Bengali language film “Biyer Phool” in 1996.
In 1994, director Salim Khan approached Rani to play the lead female role in his film, “Aa Gale Lag Jaa”. But her father disapproved of a full-time career in films as she was just 16 years old back then. Eventually, she had to turn down the offer due to her father’s insistence.
Everyone known that Rani played Tina in Karan Johar’s “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. But she was not KJo’s first choice to play the role. The role of Tina was first offered to Twinkle Khanna, but later went to Rani’s doorsteps, leading to a long lasting friendship between the filmmaker and the birthday gal.
It is a well-known fact how Rani’s voice was dubbed unevenly in Aamir Khan’s “Ghulam”. But did you know that even Karan Johar contemplated to dub Rani’s voice in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai by hiring a dubbing artist, but she improved her diction and eventually dubbed for her own lines.
Even though she did not feature in a Hollywood flick, she was associated with some international documentaries like Gambling, Gods and LSD and Bollywood im Alpenrausch.
TellyDhamaal team wishes Rani Mukerji a very Happy Birthday and hope she continues to surprise us with her choice of films!