After her maternity break and short hiatus from films, Rani Mukerji made her comeback with the film Hichki. The movie collected more than 250 crores at the worldwide box office and turned out to be one of the biggest hits for the actor. Audiences will next see Rani in Mardaani 2 which is a sequel to her 2014 release Mardaani. Hichki narrated the story of a girl who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, but she overcomes it and achieves what she dreams about. Within two weeks of its release in China, the film grossed a whopping 100 crores. And now, there’s better news for the actor and her fans.
The Siddharth Malhotra directorial is all set to be screened at the 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival, in Italy.
An elated Maneesh Sharma, the producer of Hichki said, “Hichki is a classic underdog story that has resonated with audiences all over the world. It has a universal story that’s both inspiring and heart-warming and we at YRF are humbled with the love and appreciation that our gem of a film has been receiving.”
He went on to add that, “Hichki is a story of human triumph against stereotypes, against insurmountable odds that are posed by our society and it has truly appealed across cultures and borders and age-groups. For it to be selected for screening at a children’s film festival shows its relevance to this age-group as well. Hichki is that rare film that has been doing India proud globally and our intent is to showcase this film to as many people across the world.”
The prestigious Giffoni International Children Film Festival in Italy commences on July 19, through to July 27. Hichki was the 6th highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2018, overtaking some successful films like Stree, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Gold and Raid. What an achievement for Rani Mukherjee! Way to go girl!
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