Rani Mukherjee refuses to become mother
Rani Mukherjee has faced the consequence of playing a mother to three children in Yash Raj’s ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ and she does not want to repeat the same mistake by playing mother to a 14 yr boy in Deepa Mehta's film, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s masterpiece novel Midnight’s Children. She opted out only because she is required to play the role of a mother.
Previously, Rani Mukherjee was very excited for the role and flew down to Toronto to meet Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie. Not only Rani but Deepa was also thrilled to have Rani on board. She said in an interview, “I don’t know about Rani’s current box-office status but I have always wanted to work with her. I saw her work in Hey Ram, Black, Bunty Aur Babli and Veer-Zaara and loved it."
However, Mehta claimed that Rani turned down the offer for a very personal reason and she does not want to disclose it but respect her decision.
The film was badly hampered when Vidya Balan who was supposed to play Rani’s sister also did not give her nod.