Rani Mukerji has revealed she likes to be particular about the roles that she picks in films as she doesn’t want to appear in movies that bore her as well as the audience.
The Bollywood actress who appears in Aamir Khan’s latest release, Talaash, plays distraught wife and a mother who is grieving with her son’s death.
She said: “I have to be choosy. If I don’t challenge myself as an actor to play a particular part I myself will get bored. Three-four years back, I chose to sit back and do films that would not bore me. If I get bored then how can I expect from the audience to not get bored.”
She added: “So if I am challenged, I am excited, if I am raring, then I know that this is something that the audience will also like.”
In her 17 – year – long career, Mukerji has played several roles; being a college student in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, a doctor in Saathiya, a lawyer in Veer Zaara, a spirited wife in Yuva, a blind, deaf and mute girl in Black and a journalist in No One Killed Jessica.
The 34 – year – old insisted that she chooses to play different roles instead of the same because it can become repetitive, describing it as it could become ‘monotonous’: “Things could get saturated or monotonous if I would do the same characters again and again.
“I would do roles that would not make sense to me and or do films where I am just standing there and not doing anything. That is why to save myself from that feeling I take time out to choose roles that excite me.”
Before taking on a role, Mukerji feels that she needs to be satisfied with the script.
She said: “Whenever I say I cannot do roles and films one after the other is because sometimes the film that comes my way is great but the role is not exciting. (Sometimes) my role is great but other things attached to the film are not. It has to be a mixture of all things great script, great role.”
She concluded: “Take my last three films Talaash, Aiyyaa and No One Killed Jessica – there are variations, I look different. I like to do roles that are drastically different from my last films.
“In terms of the look, what the role is offering, importance of the role, which economic strata am I coming from, how important is that girl for the society..(all that matters).”