Rani Mukerji to return to screen after three years with Hichki, directed by Siddharth Malhotra
Rani Mukerji was last seen in Pradeep Sarkar's 2014 cop drama Mardaani.
Mumbai: She took everyone by storm with her power-packed performance as the policewoman in Mardaani, and then took time off for motherhood. Now, actress Rani Mukerji is returning to the big screen with Hichki.
To be directed by Siddharth Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner, Hichki will see Rani in a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.
Talking about it, Rani said in a statement: "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," added the actress, who is married to YRF head honcho Aditya Chopra and has a daughter named Adira with him.
Hichki will be Sharma's third film as a producer with YRF after Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the forthcoming Meri Pyaari Bindu.
Malhotra, who has earlier directed We Are Family, will be making his first film with YRF.
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