Rani Mukerji went back to school, her alma mater Maneckji Cooper today to launch the promotional video from her forthcoming release, Oye Hichki. A catchy song, which is also the first song that the makers have released, sees Rani call out the prevalent social Hichkis like preference for fair skin, looking down at people with disabilities, girls not having the right to choose their life partners, etc. This video highlights the different types of discrimination prevalent in our society today that exists in each and everyone of us. This song urges everyone to identify them and overcome them, one discrimination at a time. Rani launched the song at her school Maneckji Cooper today afternoon.
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 our society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder. Sung by Harshdeep Kaur and lyrics by Jaideep Sahni, the catchy Oye Hichki song is choreographed by none other than Vaibhavi Merchant.
Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma, the movie is set to touch the hearts of audiences when it releases in UK cinemas via Yash Raj Films on 23 March 2018.