Rani Mukerji Reveals She Had A Miscarriage
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Rani Mukerji, who was recently seen in the film ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway’ in March 2023, has revealed that she went through a personal tragedy in 2020 when she had a miscarriage five months into her second pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The actress made the revelation at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, the inauguration of which was held recently.
She also said that she chose to refrain from talking about the tragedy during the release of ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway’ as it would have been seen as a promotional strategy.
The film is inspired by the real-life story of an Indian couple whose children were taken away by Norwegian authorities in 2011.
Rani shared, “Maybe this is the first time I am making this revelation because in today’s world every aspect of your life is discussed publicly and becomes an agenda for talking about your film to get more eyeballs. Obviously, I didn’t speak about this when I was promoting the film because it would have come across as me trying to speak about a personal experience that would propel the film. So, it was around the year when Covid-19 struck. It was 2020. I was pregnant with my second baby at the end of 2020, and I unfortunately lost my baby five months into my pregnancy.”
The actress continued: “After I lost my baby, Nikkhil (Advani) would have called me probably like 10 days later. He told me about the story and I kind of immediately… not that I had to have the loss of a child to feel the emotion but sometimes there is a film in the right time of what you are going through personally to be able for you to connect with it instantly. When I heard the story, I was in disbelief.”
Rani and Aditya Chopra, the head of Yash Raj Films, tied the knot in 2014 after dating for a few years. Their daughter Adira was born in 2015.