Rani Mukerji made a tremendous comeback to acting after motherhood with her super-hit and acclaimed film ‘Hichki’. The film, that features her as a determined teacher who changes lives of innocent students from economically backward strata for the better while dealing with her own nervous system disorder Tourette Syndrome, is a blockbuster in China with it racing past the Rs 100 crore mark! As of second week (till 25th October) ‘Hichki’ in China has made – US$ 14 Mn (Rs 102.5 crore). Audiences in the country have loved Rani’s exceptional acting and it has been recording extremely strong collections since its release!
“Good cinema has no language barriers and it connects with the hearts and minds of the audience. The success of ‘Hichki’ in China proves just that. We knew we had made a special film but for it to get so much love and acclaim from audiences across the globe is an extremely proud and humbling moment for all of us. I congratulate my producer Maneesh Sharma and my director Siddharth P Malhotra for creating a gem of a film whose universal message of love has been melting the hearts of audiences in China now,” says Rani.
‘Hichki’ has been titled ‘Teacher with Hiccup’ for its Chinese release that happened on October 12. Making a special effort to ensure that this film with its universal theme and an extremely positive message resonates with Chinese audiences, Rani promoted the film extensively across leading Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu. The film is riding high on great reviews and extraordinary word of mouth and is set to have a solid third weekend too. Rani’s brilliant performance has seen her sweep awards and accolades in India this year. ‘Hichki’ has also been receiving worldwide acclaim and honours ever since its release. It received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and then at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) where Rani was also bestowed the Best Actress award.