Rani Mukerji will conduct a special masterclass on August 10, a day before the official opening of The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Mukerji will speak to a live audience and have a detailed discussion on her most appreciated performances and share insights and experiences into how she crafted these iconic characters. Mukerji’s masterclass will be held at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, as a tribute to her most recent success Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway. The film has earned the actor a Best Actress nomination at the IFFM awards which will be held on August 11.
Mukerji made her debut as an actor in Raja Ke Aayegi Baraat (1996) and has since worked in multiple commercially successful and critically acclaimed films like Ghulam (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hain (1998), Hey Ram (2000), Saathiya (2002), Yuva (2004), Hum Tum (2004), Black (2005), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), No One Killed Jessica (2011), Mardaani (2014), and Hichki (2018), and Mrs Chaterjee vs Norway.
Commenting on her participation in the festival, Mukerji said in a statement, “I’m honoured to have been invited to the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. As an actor, I have been fortunate enough to receive incredible love from people in Australia and I’m looking forward to sharing my journey in Indian cinema through a masterclass that I have been invited to conduct.”
The actor also added, “I think it will be a beautiful experience to connect with my fans and cinephiles during this event. I'm ready to delve into some of the most memorable characters from my filmography and try to peel off layers of emotions and nostalgia attached to those characters and scenes. I’m humbled that the film festival feels such roles and films have had an everlasting impact in the history of Indian cinema and that they should be discussed with audiences, fans and media in Australia.”
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will be conducted from August 11 to August 20 this year. The IFFM is the largest annual celebration of Indian cinema outside India.