Birthdays come every year and Bollywood likes to celebrate them hard by concealing their age harder. This however is not the case with actress Rani Mukerji. The Bichoo girl turned a year older on Wednesday and she counted her blessings before the world. Early morning, she took to social media to share a well composed letter with her followers on turning 40.
Never the one to mince her words, she straightaway got down to the fact that even after two decades in the industry, things have not got easy for the actresses in the industry. "I realised very late that I was actually born to be an actor, that I was born to entertain. And I hope I have been able to do just that. As a woman, I must admit, it has not been an easy journey. I had to prove myself every day. Actresses have to prove themselves every day," Rani said.
She penned her thoughts on the longevity of actresses in Bollywood and how each phase of her career is linked to their personal life. “A woman has a short career span, a married woman's equity dies, women are not bankable commodities at the box office, 'female-centric' (I hate this word!!) films are huge risks, a married actress who is also a mother is the final nail in the coffin of her dreams, ambitions and aspirations - these are some of the discriminatory stereotypes that we have to live with and try to overcome every single day,” she continued.
Rani’s next film Hichki sees her suffering from Tourette’s syndrome. She aspires to be a teacher despite her neurological disorder which gives her involuntary ticks. Being a fighter, she fights the system much like her real life persona. The film will hit theaters on March 23.