Yes, Rani Mukerji's Hichki Is Based On Front Of The Class Book, Says YRF

Rani Mukerji's Hichki and American drama Front Of The Class have many similarities

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Yes, Rani Mukerji's Hichki Is Based On Front Of The Class Book, Says YRF

Stills from Hichki, Front Of The Class. (Image courtesy: YouTube)

Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Rani Mukerji's latest film Hichki's trailer was released on Tuesday
  2. Hichki resembles Hollywood film Front Of The Class
  3. Yash Raj Films clarified that they've acquired the rights
If you were struck by how closely the Rani Mukerji's new film Hichki, the trailer of which released yesterday, resembles Hallmark TV film Front Of The Class, know this - Yash Raj Films clarifies that they have acquired the rights to the original book, written by Brad Cohen chronicling his journey as a teacher while coping with Tourette syndrome. A statement released by YRF says: "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."

There is not mention of the fact that Hichki is based on Mr Cohen's autobiography in the trailer that was released, begging this clarification.

The film version of Front Of The Class starred actor James Wolk as Brad Cohen and was directed by Peter Werner. Watch the trailer of Front Of The Class here:
 

Hichki stars Rani as Naina Mathur, who dreams of teaching despite the challenges of dealing with Tourette syndrome. She is taken on as a teacher but finds herself bullied by a group of misfit students. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, Hichki is Rani Mukerji's first film since 2014's Mardaani and will release in February.

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Watch the trailer of Hichki here:
 

Rani Mukerji, star of acclaimed films such as Black, Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli, married Yash Raj boss Aditya Chopra in 2014 and gave birth to their daughter Adira the next year. She only makes a film every so many years now and her last few projects include No One Killed Jessica, Talaash and Aiyaa, apart from Mardaani.

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