Hichki has been doing well at the box office. In Hichki, 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. Both the critics and viewers have been appreciating the film especially Rani’s strong act in the film.
Hichki director Sidharth P Malhotra told that the success meet that he had the script with him for over five years and he was waiting for Aditya Chopra as he was busy with Befikre. Sidharth said Aditya told him to narrate the script to Maneesh Sharma.
The director said things changed when Maneesh came up with the idea of flipping the script around. “Maneesh called me and said, ‘What if we change the character to a female? Because it was always a male centric film, never female centric’. For five years, I was looking for heroes in my mind.
At that point I was like, ‘Where did the heroine (angle) come from?’ But I went back and thought about it, looked at the script and finally made the changes. Today we are celebrating the success,” said the director.
The director said he was overwhelmed the way the film has been appreciated. “All thanks to him (Maneesh), because if he had not come up with that idea I would’ve never got her (Rani),” he added.
When asked about the heroes he considered for the film, the filmmaker said, “I thought of everybody. When a struggling director wants to make a film he just says ‘I have a script please take it.”