The makers of Rani Mukerji's Hichki rebuff the claim of plagiarism

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Published Dec 20, 2017, 5:00 pm IST
Updated Dec 20, 2017, 5:12 pm IST
Yash Raj Films has acquired the rights of the book written by Brad Cohen, who has Tourette syndrome.
Rani Mukerji at the trailer launch of 'Hichki'.
 Rani Mukerji at the trailer launch of 'Hichki'.

Mumbai: Rani Mukerji’s 'Hichki' based on the acclaimed autobiography Front of the Class

Yash Raj Films has acquired the rights of the book written by Brad Cohen, who has Tourette syndrome

 

The trailer of Rani Mukerji’s next, Hichki, that celebrates self-belief, resilience of human spirit and the power to chase one’s dreams, has become a rage online. Audiences and fans are loving Rani’s outstanding return to cinema after three years with a heartfelt, power-packed performance.
 
Rani plays the role of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette Syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. Hichki is based on the outstanding autobiography by Brad Cohen titled Front of the Class that went on to become an acclaimed Hallmark TV film in 2008. The film was directed by Peter Werner.
 
YRF spokesperson said “YRF has acquired the rights of Brad’s book and has changed the plot substantially. It is a brand new film now. Brad Cohen’s life and journey is the inspiration for the film and Rani’s character. Everything else has been completely changed by the makers and Hichki narrates a completely new and uplifting story of a girl who is chasing her dreams despite limitations,”

Hichki focusses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges life throws at one and ultimately winning over them.

The trailer of the film has been attached to the most awaited action entertainer of this year, Tiger Zinda Hai. YRF’s Hichki has been directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra and has been produced by Maneesh Sharma. The film is set to release on February 23, next year.





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