Rani Mukerji On Having Stammering Problem And Stage Fright, 'I Was Exposed To An Audience That I...'

As Rani Mukerji graced the 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa, she opened up about some unknown anecdotes about her life and these are simply unmissable.


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Rani Mukerji On Having Stammering Problem And Stage Fright, 'I Was Exposed To An Audience That I...'

Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji needs no introduction in matters of acting. She has already etched a special in the hearts of her millions of fans with her stellar acting skills and stunning fashion sense. She made her acting debut with her father's directorial Bengali film, Biyer Pool, in 1996, and appeared in her first Hindi film, Raja Ki Aayegi Bharat, in the same year. Afterwards, she worked in several movies, including Ghulam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mardaani, Chalte Chalte, Veer-Zaara, Black and many more. However, Rani had never thought that she would enter a film career. Instead, she had a stammering problem and stage fear. Now, Rani opened up about the same.

Rani Mukerji reveals how she had mugged up a long dialogue for announcing a film

On November 26, 2023, Rani Mukerji graced the 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa. During a candid conversation over there, she revealed some of the unknown facts about her life. The Mardaani actress narrated an incident when she was invited to announce a film. However, Rani was only 16 years old then and had not even entered her film career. Thus, the history student and now a stunning actress revealed how she had mugged up a long dialogue for the same. Rani said:

"So, it wasn't a platform like this, but it was a mahurat being performed because there used to be a lot of mahurats performed and during mahurats, producers used to invite people from the film industry to announce the film. Nowadays there is social media to announce the film but in those days mahurats used to be very important to announce a film. I remember wearing this pink wedding attire with full dupatta, and I was 16 years old. It was meant to be this long dialogue, which I really mugged up. I took my talents as a good history student, and I just mugged up the dialogue, and I was really nervous."

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Rani opens up about dealing with stage fright

However, without any prior experience of delivering a dialogue, Rani got nervous. The stunning actress also mentioned that she had never participated in the school stage plays. Although she was a classical dance performer, she had never experienced delivering a dialogue in front of a huge audience. Elaborating more on these same, Rani added:

"I was very nervous because at that time I was not there to be an actor, but rather a good daughter who was doing what her mother said, and as my mother said, you just have to give it a try and do this, and I just thought that I had to do it to the best of my ability. There were so many people in the audience, seniors, family members, and friends. It was the first time I was exposed to an audience that I didn't totally understand and I had to say these lines I had never done stage plays in school I used to do classical dancing so I was used to stage performance but not like dialogue delivery."

Rani reveals her stammering problem

Further, Rani opened up about her stammering problem and mentioned that she was quite nervous due to all of this. However, as soon as the director mentioned the three beautiful words - lights, camera, and action, Rani instantly began delivering her dialogue. In fact, Rani was herself shocked to see such an amazing way of her delivering the dialogue. And in this way, we got such an excellent actress in Bollywood. She concluded:

"I also had a tiny stammering problem. So I was nervous about what was going to happen, and as soon as the director said lights, camera, action, I began delivering my lines and it came so naturally to me that I was shocked that I really did it."

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When Rani Mukerji gave 'Boss Lady' vibes in a black-hued pant-suit

Just like her acting senses, Rani's fashion sense never misses a chance to stun her fans. For instance, on November 17, 2023, Rani attended the Elle Awards event in Mumbai and looked gorgeous in a black-hued pant-suit that included loose-fitting pants, a waistcoat featuring a plunging neckline and an oversized jacket. She teamed her look with straight open tresses and glam makeup, including kohl-rimmed eyes, blushed cheeks and nude lipstick. Altogether, she gave 'Boss Lady' vibes as she made a stylish entry to the event.


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Well, we are amazed to know about Rani's revelations. What about you? Let us know!

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