Rani Mukherjee was one of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood in the 2000s. She is the one who continues to deliver to the audience even after crossing the ageist threshold that dims stardom for women.
She received several awards and starred in many commercially successful films. But she carved her own niche in the latter part of her career.
Her roles in 'No One Killed Jessica' (2011) and 'Mardaani' (2014) redefined her place in Indian cinema. In 'No One Killed Jessica', she played a journalist fighting for justice. And 'Mardaani' gave her the chance to play a fierce cop who doesn’t compromise on determination or stamina.
Her films 'Hitchki' and 'Mardaani 2's success proved that women can still bring in revenue despite crossing 40.
Rani Mukherjee may have made the best of the empowering times of Bollywood in the past decade. But she played a determinant and inspiring character with no match way before.
Her performance in 'Black' (2005) as a deaf and mute woman is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the Indian industry.