When the Bollywood was going gaga over Yash Chopra’s era of romance, with the fiery chemistry of SRK and Kajol, we did not know that one more starlet was all set to enter the mushy equation, and make us all fall in love with her. She came, she failed, she tried again, and ruled the box office, and our hearts alike. We are talking about none other than the Birthday girl, Rani Mukerjee, who turns 38 today.
1. When she responded to Aamir’s flirtatious moves in Ghulam, and etched herself forever in our hearts as the Khandala Girl.
That smile though!
2. When her strong portrayal of the woman scorned in Mehndi and Raja Ki Ayegi Baarat earned her accolades and laurels.
She defied the abla naari concept, and played the roles with a panache.
3. We loved and loved her as Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, her first taste of success. We heard her uniquely different and sexy husky voice, and fell in love with it.
Her messages to her 8-year-old daughter, in the form of 8 letters, had us all in tears.