Rani Mukerji is going the extra mile to raise awareness and build consciousness around Tourette syndrome, a symptomatic nervous disorder that affects speech and mannerism. She plays Naina Mathur, a teacher who doesn’t let Tourette syndrome come in her pursuit of her dream in her forthcoming release, Hichki. A role that can motivate many, Rani has observed, studied and researched Brad Cohen, the popular motivational speaker, author and teacher from America whose extraordinary life story is the inspiration of Hichki.
For Rani Mukerji, Hichki is more than a film – it’s a thought that can bring positivity and change in people’s approach and attitudes. For that, she will present the achievements and unique success story of Brad Cohen to India. As part of Hichki promotions, Rani will host a press conference for Brad Cohen here in India on March 12.
Rani Mukerji plays the character of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. Hichki focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is also a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in our society and has become a part of our daily lives. It highlights this through the story of Naina who faces discrimination from our society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder.
Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, Hichki is set to touch the hearts of audiences when it releases on March 23.
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