- Rani Mukerji tries to 'emotionally connect with the part'
- Rani Mukerji's next film is Hichki, which releases on February 23
- It was important to look authentic: Rani on her efforts for Hichki
The actor said she has always been attracted to complex roles and this was one of the main reasons to accept Hichki. In the film, Rani plays a woman with Tourette syndrome, a condition that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.
"For somebody to take their weakness and turn it into strength... It holds a positive message. I truly believe that all of us have a weakness that we know but we try to camouflage it as we have to put up a hard exterior in front of the world. If one can make their weakness their strength, the world can become a good place," said Rani.
Rani is not new to playing challenging roles. She played a speech and visually impaired woman in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black.
The actor said one has to be careful with such roles as there is always a probability to look like a caricature. "It is with all my films. I take special care because it may become a caricature. There is always a thin line. I have been taking feedback on this film from day one. After every shot, I ensured that if I do the tick, it should appear natural. I would constantly check with Siddharth (director). It was important to look authentic."
The movie, produced by Yash Raj Films, also highlights the topic of literacy and Rani said the right to education cannot be gender specific. "Education is the right of every human being, irrespective of the gender. In India, a state like Kerala has the highest percentage of literacy, we should take that as an example. Once there is a change in the attitude, it can make a huge difference. Both men and women are working today and education should not be gender specific."
Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, Hichki will release across India on February 23, next year.
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