Rani Mukerji has unwittingly become a rap music icon! Washington-based hip hop duo Blue Scholars, named a song after the actor in their latest album, Cinematropolis.
The duo — DJ Sabzi and MC Geologic — say the song ‘Rani Mukerji’ is a big hit at their live concerts. “Rani appears to be a powerful, intelligent woman and a cultural leader. She does a good job balancing her projected image with dignity and without allowing herself to be objectified,” says DJ Sabzi, adding his favourite Rani film is the 2002 hit Saathiya.
Given that Cinemetropolis is a movie-themed record album, the musicians felt it made sense to title the track after an actor who, according to them, exemplified the concept behind it.
“I would imagine that being as famous as she is, she’s under a lot of pressure everyday and her personal life is open to a large amount of scrutiny and criticism. We don’t know her personally, but she seems to do a very good job navigating the waters of the film industry and maintaining a respectable public image as a female. I can’t say the same for a lot of celebrities in the USA,” he adds.