Guess the time for ‘The Rising’ has come for Rani Mukherjee. Now I’m not talking about her last release with Aamir Khan which tanked at the Box Office, oh no! What I meant in a pun intended way was the fact that Rani is at an all time high in her career in 2010. But let me warn you. Never say that No One Killed Jessica is her come back film or she’ll say, “Are you mad? This is not my comeback film. I haven’t gone anywhere to come back to films. I was always there. It’s just that No One Killed Jessica is portraying me in a never before done role. It’s aggressive to the core and that’s why people think that I have made a comeback of sorts.”
But that doesn’t take away from Rani Mukherjee her madness for movies. She says, “What the audiences are trying to say is that they know for the fact, touchwood that No One Killed Jessica will work for me individually. For them, the word ‘comeback’ means that but it’s their opinion.”
Not to forget, The Rising was also Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee’s last film together. And if you think the two words don’t bear any significance, you’re mistaken. Rani sure makes a comeback this time around and reunites with her best friend and colleague Aamir Khan for Reema Kagti‘s untitled film with Aamir Khan which is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. But the pun stops here. Rani recollects and quotes, “It’s been more than five years that we shared screen space together. Working with Aamir is special because there is a lot of comfort level because he is such a great friend of mine. When you are comfortable with your co-actor, work is going to be definitely easy. On the flip side, when you are pitted against such a great actor like Aamir, work is only going to excel”.
Smartly put Rani but what about your other friend, close friend and great friend SRK? Isn’t he special too?
Within half a second Rani quotes, “For me, I’ve always said it that two people will always remain special for me, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. I look upon them as somebody from whom I’m going to learn a lot. The way they’ve handled their film careers has only reinstated the fact that they are the best we have today and they will continue to be so.”
One thing’s sure that Rani isn’t in a mood to play good cop bad cop. Aamir Khan, you heard?