In her letter, Rani said the she hopes to raise Adira "beautifully." She writes: "I hope I can bring up Adira beautifully, without any fears... brave... wise... clever... disciplined... well mannered. I want everyone to be proud of her."
Read Rani Mukerji's letter to Adira here
Rani Mukerji Chopra writes a heartfelt note to her daughter Adira on the eve of her first birthday. pic.twitter.com/XNhf14DNdO? Yash Raj Films (@yrf) December 8, 2016
Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra have fiercely shielded their daughter from the public gaze so far. Recently, mid-day reported an incident when Rani allegedly yelled at lensmen for getting too close to Adira. She demanded they stop snapping her young daughter. Earlier, a picture purporting to be of Adira also appeared on social media and was later revealed to be a fake. Rani's representative had clarified then: "There are several fake accounts that keep cropping up. We would like to request you to not pay any heed to them or the content they put up as it is all fake."
Rani married Aditya Chopra in 2014 and baby Adira, their first child together, was born on December 9 last year.
After getting married, Rani starred in Mardaani, produced by YRF. Recent media reports suggested that Rani has signed another film, again backed by YRF and helmed by We Are a Family director Siddharth P Malhotra. This will be Rani's first film after Adira's birth.
Meanwhile, today is a special day for Adira's father, whose first film in eight years releases. The Aditya Chopra-directed Befire, starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, hits screens today. Of his lead actor, Aditya said, "He (Ranveer Singh) was the leading man of Befikre even before I was the director."
Both Ranveer and Vaani have been introduced to the Hindi film industry by Yash Raj Films. Ranveer deubuted in Band Baaja Baaraat and followed up with Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, Kill Dil and now, Befikre. For Vaani, who starred in Shuddh Desi Romance, Befikre is her second film.