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Siddharth Malhotra on Hichki: It was Aditya Chopra who nailed the title of the film


Rani Mukerji is set to make a comeback on big screen post pregnancy. Her upcoming release Hichki will feature the actress as a teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome. Recently, when a leading Indian entertainment portal asked the director of the film, Siddharth P Malhotra about what made them pick Hichki as the title of the movie. Siddharth said, “It was quite a task to figure out the perfect title for the movie. It needed to be sensitive, thought-provoking, intriguing as well as have a direct connect to the theme of the film.”

Adding further, he said, “It was Adi who nailed the title of the film. He took a few days to deliberate on the same and when he told Maneesh (Sharma) and me his suggestion, we were ecstatic. Nothing could have described the film better than Hichki. It’s uncomplicated, it’s a strong metaphor for discrimination and it’s an extremely colloquial and relatable word.”

Earlier, explaining about Rani’s preparation for her role in Hichki, a source said, “Rani plays a common girl who has an extraordinary situation and she stares down at the challenge and never backs off when others would mostly crumble. She plays a teacher who practices what she preaches. She tries to bring out the best in her students. Rani drew upon memories of her school days and the friendly, supportive atmosphere that some teachers would build for students in her school to play the part. It was very nostalgic for her as she thanks her students for shaping her up the way she has in life.”

Hichki is scheduled to release on February 23, 2018.