As Rani Mukerji turned 40, she took to Yash Raj Films’ Instagram account and wrote, “It feels great to be 40. It feels great to have worked for 22 years. I have been incredibly lucky to get so much love and appreciation.”

She wrote a heartfelt letter. Besides her own journey, she highlighted the hiccups that other women actors face in the industry. “As a woman, I must admit, it has not been an easy journey. I had to prove myself everyday. Actresses have to prove themselves everyday. A woman has a short career span, a married woman’s equity dies, women are not bankable commodities at the box office, ‘female-centric’ (I hate this word!!) films are huge risks.”

With her film Hichki releasing tomorrow, there is lots to celebrate for the actor.