Actress Rani Mukerji, who recently launched the trailer of her upcoming film Hichki, stated that the calibre and box office worth of any actress should not be determined by her marital status. Rani was last seen playing the lead in Mardaani post her marriage to filmmaker Aditya Chopra
The actor believes, for a secure future of married female actors, mindset of the society needs to change.
"... Times are changing. In the West, there has never been any discrimination. They don't have any hichki (hiccups).
Yes, over here we do have that... and it'll go away if we work on it. It is in everybody's mindset," Rani said.
"If you see an actor and go watch her film without tagging her as a 'woman who is married or has a kid', you will just see the character and the actress who is playing it. But if you're going to judge the actor on the basis of what's going on in her personal life, these things will keep coming up. You have to come to the theatre sans these (hiccups). You have to see the actor for what is her worth in the cinema hall," she added.
Rani was speaking at the trailer launch of "Hichki", directed by Siddharth P Malhotra.
The Yash Raj Films project is scheduled to be released on February 28.
(With PTI Inputs)