News|October 8, 2012 3:17 pm

Nothing new happening in films today, says Rani Mukherji

Actress Rani Mukherjee is ready to hit the screens with Aiyaa, however, the actress feels nothing new is happening in the films today and it is all about revisiting the past.

Our industry comes from an era where Shammi Kapoorji, Raj Kapoorji and all of them were icons in terms of looks. I don’t think anything new is happening today. It is all about revisiting of what happened in the past.

Rani said.

Even this whole thing about trying to say that women oriented films have taken over today, I think it is a myth. What about films like Bandini, Sujata and Mother India, it has all been happening. It is just that those things are coming back.

the actress said .

“So I don’t feel that there is anything unique happening, but yes in terms of audience changes have taken place,” she said.

However, Rani Mukherji is happy that today the audience have changed, who are ready to accept ‘good’ films.

The youth today…the kind of films that are being accepted is because they are the ones who go and see it. Today they are ready to accept a different genre. Today people are reacting to different genre of films, reacting to good films regardless of what they are.

she added.

Rani’s last film before Aiyaa was No One Killed Jessica in January 2011. Talking about her career, she says,

Everybody goes through a phase in their career where they decide that every film that is offered to you, you can’t do it. You have to choose; especially I like to choose the best out of the lot.

she said.

There are certain criteria on which I choose a film. I don’t categorise films as women or men-centric or author backed roles. I don’t choose films with some agenda. If I like the script I will accept it. The film should be something that the audience like as I don’t want to disappoint them.

she added.

Produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Aiyyaa marks the Bollywood debut of Marathi director Sachin Kundalkar. South actor Prithviraj Sukumaran plays the lead opposite Rani.

In this film, there is a beautiful love story between a Maharashtrian girl and a south Indian man. The song Dreamum Wakeupm is a tribute to all the south Indian songs and dances that we all have been fans of, because they are high on energy and are mind pulsating.

she said.