- "Actresses have to prove themselves every day," she wrote
- "I have tried to take on this sexist stereotype," Rani added
- Rani's Hichki releases this Friday
Addressing the stereotypes that prevail, especially for a married actress, she wrote, "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. 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."
Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra (he owns Yash Raj Films) married in 2014 and their daughter was born in 2015. Hichki, which releases this Friday, is Rani's first film after giving birth to Adira. "I have tried to take on this sexist stereotype by coming back to acting after my marriage and motherhood," she wrote.
Read Rani's letter here.
Rani Mukerji is the star of films such as Black, Hum Tum, Veer-Zaara and Mardaani, her released film. Hichki is her first film in four years and releases on March 23.