Actress Rani Mukerji is organising a screening in the US for the inspiration behind her forthcoming film Hichki — motivational speaker Brad Cohen — and his students.
In the movie, Mukerji plays a teacher living with Tourette syndrome. It is inspired by Cohen’s story, wherein he turned his nervous system disorder to an advantage.
Hichki director Siddharth P Malhotra said in a statement: “Brad’s life story is now a Bollywood movie and, of course, he is thrilled to see his journey releasing in India. Rani has read Brad Cohen’s book Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had and has researched the story of his life thoroughly for [an] authentic portrayal of her character.
“Rani wants Brad and his students to watch the film and she will be organising a special screening for him and his students.”
Tourette syndrome forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.
Produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, the movie is set to release in the UAE on March 22.