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Hichki: Here’s the secret behind Rani Mukerji’s film title

Since a meaningful story demanded an intriguing title that would serve as a metaphor to challenges, weaknesses, prejudice and social stigma, director Siddharth P Malhotra said it was a task to figure out the perfect title for the film.

bollywood Updated: Jan 19, 2018 16:18 IST
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Rani Mukerji will soon be seen in home production, Hichki.

It was none other than Aditya Chopra who came up with the title of wife Rani Mukerji’s comeback film. In the comedy-drama, Rani will be seen portraying the journey of Naina Mathur, who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and how she faces discrimination from the society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder.

Since a meaningful story demanded an intriguing title that would serve as a metaphor to challenges, weaknesses, prejudice and social stigma, director Siddharth P Malhotra said it was a task to figure out the perfect title for the film. “It needed to be sensitive, thought provoking, intriguing as well as have a direct connect to the theme of the film. It was Adi who nailed the title of the film,” he said.

“Nothing could have described the film better than Hichki. It’s uncomplicated, it’s a strong metaphor to discrimination and it’s an extremely colloquial and relatable word,” Malhotra added.

Produced by Maneesh Sharma, Hichki will release across India on February 23.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 16:16 IST