I am very instinctive when it comes to choosing roles: Rani Mukerji
The actor recently returned to Bollywood through the film, Hichki
Rani Mukerji, who has been in Hindi film industry for two decades now, says she not only wants to give out social messages with her films, but also entertain the audience. Over the years, the actor's choice of films has become as different as chalk and cheese -- from Ghulam, Bichhoo and Bunty Aur Babli to films like No One Killed Jessica, Mardaani and Hichki.
Asked if working in stronger roles is something that she is focussing on, Rani says, "No, not really. I am very instinctive when it comes to choosing the roles offered to me. I get attached to films which I feel have a story touching my heart or is a story that needs to be told. So, tomorrow, if somebody comes up with a Bunty Aur Babli 2, I will do it for sure."
The actor says it's essential for her to have a connect with a story. "At the end of the day, it has to make sense and it has to be something that I enjoy doing. It could be purely for entertainment, because as an actor, I should never forget the fact that I am here to entertain the masses. I am not here to only teach them a new thing or give out a social message. Yes, if a film comes my way, which is both entertaining as well as carries a social message, of course, I would love to do that as well," she adds.
Portraying an array of different emotions is something she wants to do. "I have literally grown up in the industry; I was 16 when I joined and today I am 40. So I have grown as an individual also. But my choice of a role will always depend on what my heart says."