Rani Mukerji to take on societal discriminations with her special song ‘Oye Hichki’
After giving birth to Adira, Rani Mukerji is coming back after a hiatus with HICHKI. In the film Rani plays the character of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.
HICHKI focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is also a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in our society and has become a part of our daily lives. It highlights this through the story of Naina, who faces discrimination from the society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder.
The trailer of the film was released few months back, and has been receiving positive response since then. The first song of the film ‘Oye Hichki’ will be launched tomorrow.
The makers have filmed a special music video named ‘Oye Hichki’, which has Rani talking about prevalent social Hichki's like preference for fair skin, looking down at people with disabilities, girls not having the right to choose their life partners and many more.
Rani will be seen asking people to get rid of discrimination from society, as our caste, race, religion, complexion, socio-economic background, and upbringing, do not define us. Rani will loudly say that our talent, our achievements and the positive contribution we make to our society is our only identity.
The actress in the video will highlight how each challenge needs to be taken head on and only then can we win over them.
Speaking about the same, Producer Maneesh Sharma says, "‘Oye Hichki’ is a phrase that captures the many subtle and not-so-subtle biases and prejudices that many of us see and live with every day. The video salutes the spirit that faces up to these challenges.”
Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, the movie is set to touch the hearts of audiences when it releases on March 23.