Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actress Rani Mukerji, recently attended the trailer launch of her upcoming film, Hichki where she said that speech impairment is not a subject but a reality that most people live with in real life.
The film is scheduled to release on February 23, 2018
When asked if talking about the speech impairment issue with the movie will help bring awareness, she said: "First of all, I would like to say this isn't a subject but a part of many lives."
"The people who suffer from the syndrome are challenged in every part of their lives. During research for the role, I met many kids who suffered from it and their parents, they haven't been able to come out properly in India.
"If you look at America, where there are stand up comedians, who step forward and took their 'turrets' in their act, in their comic format. So now when we start talking about it in India, I am sure lot more people will come forward and talk about their experience," added Rani.
Rani Mukerji also informed that her performance in the movie also comes from a very personal space as she used to stammer in her childhood.
Hichki is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
The film celebrates self-belief, the resilience of human spirit and hope. The film is about turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges and ultimately winning over them