In a world where taboo topics like ‘miscarriage’ and ‘pregnancy complications‘ aren’t openly talked about, they’re more common than we realize. Thanks to some influential people and celebrities, the graph of shedding light and talking about these subjects out in the open has been seeing a rise of late. Well, the latest one to share her dreadful experience of suffering a miscarriage is Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji.
Rani Mukerji, who has been married to Aditya Chopra for almost a decade, recently opened up about facing a miscarriage during her second pregnancy. While attending the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Rani talked about how she lost her baby in 2020, within five months of her pregnancy, but never shared the tragedy with her fans due to living a private life. In her words, “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 (Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway) 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 got pregnant with my second baby at the end of 2020 and I unfortunately lost my baby five months into my pregnancy.”
The K3G actress also shared how the tragic incident happened just ten days before she was offered Mrs Chatterjee vs. Norway. She said, “After I lost my baby, Nikhil (film producer) 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. I never thought in a country like Norway an Indian family would have had to go through.”
More About Rani’s Life!
After falling in love at first sight and dating for a few years, Rani and producer-director Aditya Chopra tied the knot in 2014. A year later, they welcomed their daughter Adira who was born premature. While Rani made headlines in the 2000s due to her remarkable contribution to Indian cinema, she prefers to keep her personal life under wraps.
Kudos to Rani for being so honest while sharing a personal experience. More power to you queen!
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