Actress Rani Mukherji is all set to return to the big screen,4 years after she was last seen in 2014 film Mardaani. Rani,38 is married to Yash Raj Films boss Aditya Chopra and gave birth to their first child a daughter whom they’ve named Adira in 2015. Now that Adira is a year old Rani is all set to return to her acting career. The actress will be seen in the Siddharth P Malhotra-directed Hichki (meaning hiccup), which will be produced by YRF talent Maneesh Sharma. “I was looking for a script that would challenge and excite me, and Hichki came my way,” Rani Mukherji said in a statement.
“Each of us has a weakness that pulls us back. It could be a disability or any condition but if we just look at it as simply a hiccup, we can emerge as a winner. Hichki is built on this positive premise and I decided to take it up,” she added.
Rani Mukherji debuted in Bollywood in 1997 film Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat and has featured in popular films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham..,Saathiya, Hum Tum, Veer Zaara, Black, Bunty Aur Babli, No One Killed Jessica and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within.
Meanwhile, Maneesh Sharma, who directed Shah Rukh Khan in Fan, is working on his third film as a producer with Yash Raj Films after Dum Laga Ke Haisha, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, and soon-to-release Meri Pyaari Bindu with Ayushmann and Parineeti Chopra.
Siddarth P Malhotra, who has directed ‘We Are Family’ for Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, is working with YRF for the first time.
Rani and Aditya Chopra’s daughter Adira turned one on December 9 last year and the speculation of Rani’s comeback have been doing the rounds for a long time.
Reportedly Siddharth had offered this film to Abhishek Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi earlier, but both rejected it. Later when Aditya took it over, he asked Siddharth to bring a twist in the story, and make into a female-centric film.