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Actress Rani Mukerji starrer 'Hichki' will be screened as part of The Belt and Road Week at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The Bollywood film’s director Siddharth Malhotra says it is an honour and a big opportunity. "I am absolutely looking forward to presenting 'Hichki' at The Belt and Road Film Week at Shanghai International Film Festival. It's a huge honour and a big opportunity and I am very grateful that they have included our film," Malhotra said in a statement. "I am also thrilled and touched at the love and applause 'Hichki' has brought us. Rani and the kids take most of the credit for its victory on-screen, and I think 'Hichki' will take her to a whole new global audience," Malhotra added.
'Hichki' focuses on a determined teacher dealing with Tourette syndrome. The critically acclaimed film is an adaptation of the 2008 film Front of The Class. The American film was adapted from the US-based motivational speaker Brad Cohen’s autobiography, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. Rani Mukerji, who carried 'Hichki' entirely on her shoulders made her comeback on the silver screen with it.
'Hichki' will be screened on June 16 as part of the festival’s opening day. Malhotra will interact with members of the audience after the screening.