Rani Mukerji is one of the most talented and respected actresses in India. Not only does she give stellar performances in her films, the actress is also extremely popular with Indian audiences at home and abroad. Given her mass appeal, the government of Mauritius honoured her with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award’, as part of their run-up to the 50th year of Independence celebrations.
Rani received the award from the honorable Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, during the course of Mauritius Cinema Week, a special film festival that Mauritius is hosting currently. This festival is part of the build-up to the 50th year of Independence of the Republic of Mauritius from British Rule.
Speaking about the award, Rani said, “I am humbled, thankful and proud that Mauritius has given me such honor and love with this Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award. This festival brings some really good cinema and also provides a rare chance for French and Indian cinema to be celebrated together. Many of my films like Bichhoo, Hello Brother and Kuch Kuch Hota Hain have been shot here. I love the pristine natural scenery and vibrant culture of Mauritius. I am thankful that those of Indian origin have given me such affection. We share a common history of colonialism and struggle for independence. In the years to come, I hope we also find common ground in our arts and cinema.”
Rani Mukerji's work in the Bollywood film industry proves that there are still actresses who can perform substantial roles. This award further proves that she still continues to weave her magic across the world.
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