By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: These are trying times for late Yash Chopra’s bereaved family. However, standing unwaveringly by their side is Rani Mukerji, who has been a pillar of strength throughout the crisis. The outspoken actress has been uncharacteristically subdued, lending quiet support to the Chopras all along.
If at all, Yash Chopra’s demise has brought the family even closer, and that includes Rani, who has been there in their time of grief. A source close to the Chopras said, “Rani is a very domesticated person at heart. Nothing pleases her more than being at home with the people closest to her. And Yashji’s home is definitely home to Rani now. The way she has been there for the family, especially for Pam Bhabhi, has definitely brought her closer to the Chopra parivaar.”
So much so, it is being speculated whether her heightened closeness to the Chopra clan will positively impact her impending marriage with Aditya Chopra.
A friend of the family told TOI, “One can’t really predict a date. But their relationship is for keeps. Rani went all out to win not only the reticent Adi’s trust but also the entire family’s confidence. She pursued this goal with the sincere single-mindedness of Tina Munim proving herself worthy of being an Ambani bahu. Like Tina, Rani has passed the test with flying colours. It’s only a matter of time before the marriage happens.”