Behind the scenes: How Rani Mukerji shot with Worli children for Hichki song

Feb 19, 2018, 17:45 IST | Mohar Basu

Rani Mukerji shoots with kids over two days for Hickhi's promotional video


A month after mid-day had reported that Rani Mukerji would shoot for a promotional video for the upcoming social drama, Hichki, we hear that the actor filmed for it in Worli village over the weekend. Talking to mid-day about the three-minute long video, producer Maneesh Sharma had said that it attempts to put the spotlight on "women who've overcome obstacles to realise their dreams".

A source from the production says, "She [Mukerji] was excited about shooting with the kids residing in the nearby areas. She would reach ahead of the scheduled time to rehearse. She also interacted with the children every day after we wrapped up. When filming was underway, kids from the neighbouring areas would also trickle in to catch a glimpse of her. She made it a point to chat with them in between shots, even obliging them with autographs and selfies."

Hichki sees Mukerji's Naina, a teacher, battle all odds to live a fulfilling life despite suffering from Tourette Syndrome. An insider says that the video attempts to encourage people to overcome obstacles, just like her character does in the film. "The video sees Rani criticise social stigmas, including an obsession with fair skin, the attitude towards those with disabilities, and the lack of freedom given to women," the source says. The video is expected to release on Saturday.

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