Rani Mukerji is happily married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra and they are fiercely private about their personal life.
Recently Rani revealed, “After having faced failure for a couple of my films, luckily Mujhse Dosti Karoge happened and that’s when I met Adi first time professionally. He told me that I’m doing a couple of crap films and that people have pressured him not to take me because they think you don’t have the equity for a Yash Raj film but Adi had belief in my talent and me and thought that I was good for the part. My mother and I have been very upfront people always and I like frankness and openness so I like the fact that he was on my face.”
As per the couple, they had been friends for a very long time and always bonded well. They came closer when both of them were going through a low phase in their lives. And, that was something that made them realise that they were falling for each other. However, initially, Rani never thought about Aditya romantically, though they loved spending time with each other.
As for their first date, well, Aditya, kept it the traditional way. He went to Rani’s home to ask her parents whether he could date their daughter, and her parents were overjoyed to know about their growing love for each other. For Rani, nothing could have been more beautiful than that.
Adi and Rani had worked together on a lot of projects in the past, but one thing Rani remembered vividly was their first meeting in Sampan restaurant. Rani was just one film old and Aditya, who was already famous for being the director of DDLJ was in the same restaurant. Aditya expected Rani to come up to him, but surprisingly she did not. Somehow, this struck a chord with him and he recommended Karan Johar to cast her in Kuch Kuch Hota Hain as he had liked Rani’s performance in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat.
Aditya tends to shy away from the paparazzi and it’s very rare to see pictures of the filmmaker. On this, Rani stated, “It’s not as if he is paranoid about the cameras. He just doesn’t want to be photographed. He had told me after our marriage, ‘God when I fell in love with you, I didn’t stop to think that I was in love with an actress. Now, because of you, people are attaching my pictures to yours as well.”