Rani Mukherji said she became an actor by default as it was a decision that was taken by her mother. “I did not decide (to become actor), my mum decided for me. When we were young it was a different generation, unlike what happens today. I was an obedient child. So I did whatever my mum said, she said become an actor, so I became an actor. She realised my thing (of actor) before me. I became an actor by default. I thank my mum today as I don’t think I would be anything else than an actor,” Mukherji said at a promotional event of her upcoming film Hichki. Mukherji also advocated that girls these days should learn self defense techniques and said she would want her daughter Adira to take up both boxing and dancing. “I believe today all girls should learn martial arts, self defence and then learn dance after that. So I would like my daughter to learn both,” she added.