Hichki Was Initially Offered To Another Actor...”
The supremely talented RANI MUKERJI has indeed made a huge impact with her latest film Hichki. And now she is back with a bang! Looking resplendent in a floral ensemble and funky sneakers at an event in Mumbai, Rani gets candid about Hichki, real life Hic
Why is Hichki such an important film for you? During the time this film came to our company, I was pregnant with Adira, so there was no thought of me being a part of this film. They had offered this part to another actor - destiny decides all these things - the actor kept the director waiting for a year and then decided not to do the film because of dates and other reasons. It then happened that Manish got to know from Adi that I was ready to start work and he asked Adi, “Can we offer Rani this film? She was always my first choice, but she was pregnant at the time so I didn’t ask her. But now that the film is delayed, can we offer her this film?” And my husband said, ‘Yes if you think she would like the film, please offer her.’ So when the subject came to me, I thought it was really interesting because firstly, this character deals with Tourette syndrome and this aspect of overcoming weakness and turning it into strength made it interesting. And then, it highlighted the education system in our country. Like how people discriminate against the ones who are weak or how society in general discriminates against children who are less intelligent or from a lower socio-economic background. So all these factors were taken up in this movie and shown beautifully in the warm, sensitive story. So I thought I had to be a part of this and playing Naina was challenging enough but also the story was nice. So I thought it would be great to make my comeback with Hichki.
How has the reaction to the film been? More importantly, what was Brad Cohen’s ( Hichki is loosely based on his life) reaction after watching Hichki? I think it’s just been very overwhelming. To be very honest. I have been travelling so couldn’t connect with Brad. But I need to have a Skype call with Brad to actually sit and hear his review. Jai se hum bolt eh a in avis tar mai to vista rm aibai th na ab hi bak ki haitoh, hopefully soon I will Skype call with him and vistarmaibaat karen ge ya nd tab hi vi star main I’ll
know his reaction.
If not an actor, which profession would you have taken up? I would probably be a lawyer.
Is there any other biopic you want to do? No, not yet!
What does Adira love to do? She loves to draw and paint.