I had a huge crush on Aamir when I was in school: Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji

It's been 15 long since years since Rani Mukerji made her debut in Bollywood. In this span of time, the 'Queen of Hearts' has performed a variety of characters in some of the biggest hits of Hindi cinema. Yes surprisingly, Rani hasn't been a part of a single suspense flick till she was offered Talaash.

The actress speaks about her 'Talaash' experience, her awe-factor for Aamir, her disappointment over 'Aiyyaa' debacle and her best memories of late Yash Chopra. Read on...

Rani, you've been pretty selective off late with your choice of films, what was it about 'Talaash' that made you say Yes?

The criteria for me while choosing a film has always been the story, the script and then whether my role in that script is challenging enough. It was the same in Talaash's case as well. Besides I've never been a part of a suspense film and it's a first for me so that was really exciting.

You play Aamir's wife in the film…tell us more about your character?

I am not allowed to divulge any details about my character or my role. Everybody has warned me against talking too much because it's a suspense drama. So it's best that you watch the film and discover for yourself.

You worked with Aamir in one of your initial films Ghulam, then did Mangal Pandey- The Rising and now you are working with him yet again in Talaash. Over the years how do you think he has evolved as an actor?

When I did Ghulam I was a newcomer. I always looked up to Aamir. I had seen him in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT) when I was in school and I had a huge crush on him. When I was working with him in Ghulam, I couldn't believe I am working with THE Aamir Khan. So I always had that respect and that awe factor for him. Over the years we've developed this great friendship which is for life. So when I worked with him now in Talaash, I couldn't believe that I am actually working with a friend. Even today irrespective of what my achievements are, I always have that respect for him.

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