- Brad Cohen watched Hichki with his students in Atlanta
- Rani and Brad Cohen connected via a video call
- Hichki will release on March 23
In the film, Rani Mukerji plays the role of an aspiring teacher with Tourette Syndrome. She is given a given a class comprising students from the lower economic group enrolled in an elite school as per right to education guidelines. The students fail to fit in with their peers much like their teacher.
Siddharth P Malhotra, who reportedly took five years to develop the film's plot, said that Rani Mukerji has read Brad Cohen's book and added: "She researched the story of his life thoroughly for authentic portrayal of her character."
Brad Cohen, who has watched Rani Mukerji's Black, said during the video conference: "The way she performed I realised she is very empathetic towards others."
(With inputs from IANS)