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Happy Birthday Rani Mukherjee: Films where the gutsy actress challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Films today are constantly challenging stereotypes and the preconceived notions about women actors with putting them in heavy impact roles. But Rani Mukherjee has achieved this feat repeatedly at times when the industry used actresses to portray love interest or dance to sleazy item numbers.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 March 2019, 11:52:32 AM
Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

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Films today are constantly challenging stereotypes and the preconceived notions about women actors with putting them in heavy impact roles. But Rani Mukherjee has achieved this feat repeatedly at times when the industry used actresses to portray love interest or dance to sleazy item numbers.
Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

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Black; In this nation award winning film, Rani left her audience awestruck with her convincing performance of a deaf and blind girl with aspirations. The film went on to earn several accolades all thanks to Rani and Amitabh Bachchan's terrific performances.
Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

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No One Killed Jessica: Rani played a gutsy news reporter Meera who covered the story of Sabrina Lal's murder and its court proceedings. From mouthing cuss words to having fist fights, Rani's character was a mirror to corrupt world were justice never comes easily until it is earned. The 41-year old actress won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in this film.
Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

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Mardaani Rani playing the bad-ass cop Shivani Shivaji Roy in this Pradip Sarkar movie left goosebumps. The actress is all set to return to her cop avatar in Mardaani 2 where she will face a merciless villain yet gain.
Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

Rani Mukherjee films where she challenged stereotypes with her 'out-of-the-box' roles

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Chori Chori Chupke Chupke The movie co-starring Salman Khan and Preity Zinta dared to talk about surrogacy. Rani became the character who embraced surrogacy with open arms. Although it broke regular family norms but her character was much loved and appreciated.