Karan Johar reveals his Hichki moment to Rani Mukerji: I was teased in school for my girlish voice

FP Staff

Mar 19, 2018 14:31:25 IST

Karan Johar discussed his "big" Hichki moment in a promotional interview with Rani Mukerji ahead of the much-anticipated release of her film this Friday. While the celebrated Bollywood director may have successfully branched out as a TV and awards show host but he was teased at school for his "feminine" sounding voice and even took classes to improve his baritone.

The director says, in retrospect, he would not change how he sounded as a child.

Rani Mukherji (L) and Karan Johar (R) during the Hichki promotional interview

Rani Mukherji (L) and Karan Johar (R) during the Hichki promotional interview

"When I was a child, there were many Hichki moments. The one that I wouldn't have changed today, is that I had a very girlish voice when I was a child. I had a very squeaky voice and I used to get teased a lot," Johar told Mukerji.

The director said he found a teacher who helped instill confidence in him about his voice.

"At those times, societal pressures were such that it (my voice) was a big hichki. I felt lesser and I was made to feel abnormal. And I felt like I needed to overcome this to be the person that I wanted to be. But today, times are different and we are all more evolved. I hope that if this kind of a hiccup comes in people's lives that they shouldn't change their core persona. But I did," he added.

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Mukerji plays the role of an aspiring teacher with Tourette syndrome in her new film Hichki.

Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, Hichki is set to be released on 23 March.

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With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Mar 19, 2018 15:09:14 IST