Despite being away from films since the success of ‘Mardaani’ in 2014, Rani Mukerji still shows how popular she is when she gets spotted with her daughter Adira or when she was seen at Durga Puja pandals recently.
Her numerous hits and critically acclaimed performances in the last two decades can’t be forgotten by the fans so easily, and not just in India, her work has now been lauded even on an international platform.
Rani was recently honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award by the government of Mauritius during the Mauritius Cinema Week, which is being celebrated as a run-up to the celebration of 50 years of the country’s independence from British rule.
The honorable Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth presented the award to the actress.
On the appreciation, 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.”
Along with India, the festival celebrates the country’s cultural and historical ties to France as well and even French actress Emmanuelle Beart was also felicitated with the same award.