New Delhi: Rani Mukerji is all set to return to the big screen with Hichki, directed by Siddharth P Malhotra. On Tuesday, Yash Raj Films released an 18-second clip on social media, in which the 39-year-old actress can be seen writing on the blackboard - 'shoot starts today.' Rani Mukerji, last seen in Pradeep Sarkar's movie Mardaani (2014), will be making a comeback to the silver screen after a gap of three years. Hichki is likely to be released later this year. Rani Mukerji, who got married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra in 2014, took a break from work after giving birth to her daughter Adira in 2015.
- Rani to make a comeback to the big screen after a gap of three years
- Rani took a break from work after giving birth to her daughter Adira
- Rani: Hichki is built on a positive premise and I decided to take it up
Watch the clip shared by Yash Raj Films here:
In a statement released earlier, Rani Mukerji said: "I was looking for a script that would challenge and excite me, and Hichki came my way. Each of us has a weakness that pulls us back. It could be a disability or any condition but if we just look at it as simply a hiccup, we can emerge as a winner. It won't come in the way of achieving our dreams. Hichki is built on this positive premise and I decided to take it up."
Hichki is being produced by Maneesh Sharma. He made his debut as a director in 2010 with Band Baaja Baaraat starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. The other films directed by him are - Shuddh Desi Romance and Fan. Maneesh Sharma also produced the 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Rani Mukerji made her Bollywood debut with 1997 movie Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. She gained popularity with Karan Johar's film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Rani Mukerji later featured in hit films like - Saathiya, Veer Zaara, Black, No One Killed Jessica, Talaash: The Answer Lies Within and Mardaani.