Bollywood stars have been following the trend of Hichki: revelaing the biggest hiccup of their life. Major stars of the industry have used various platforms to make confessions. The trend was initiated by Rani Mukerji. The trend has been gaining momentum and has now gotten Salman Khan into it as well. After Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji has now got Salman Khan to reveal the biggest hiccup of his life. And the famous Bollywood hero has confessed that he did not take his work seriously.
“Meri ek Hichki thi ki main apne kaam ko bahut hi casually leta tha. Wo change ho gaya, aaj kal mai apne kaam ko bada hi seriously leta hoon ( I used to take my work casually but that bad habit has changed, now I take my work very seriously) . kaam se bada kuch bhi nahi (because I have realised that nothing is bigger than work). So guys, all of you should take your work seriously,” Salman said in the promotional video for Rani’s upcoming film Hichki.
Opening up about the loss of his parents, Shah Rukh Khan, considered close to Aditya Chopra and Rani, said that their deaths could have taken over his life wholly but he decided to overcome the sad moment by letting acting fill up his life. “My greatest ‘hichki moment’ is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father passed away and 26 when my mother passed away. It was very sad for us. The empty house without my parents used to come to bite us (my sister and me). The loneliness, pain and sadness of the loss of both my parents, could have been overwhelming enough to take over my life wholly. I decided to overcome this hichki moment by letting acting fill up my entire life,” King Khan said in the interview.
Katrina Kaif, the Bollywood diva, was the second one to reveal the hiccup of her life and she said, “For me, my biggest Hichki in the beginning of my career was dancing. While shooting for a Telugu film with superstar Venkatesh, Raju Sundaram was choreographing me. He looked quite irritated with my dancing but didn’t say anything. Later, while working on Wanted, I overheard him telling Salman Khan on set that as a dancer, Katrina Kaif is Zero! I was shocked.”
In his interview with Rani, Ajay Devgn said, “Before the release of my first film, there was a big buzz in the industry that he is a very ordinary looking guy and not ‘hero material’. I heard it all. It was supposed to be a hiccup but I never let it bother me. I just went on. To jo bhi life mein hichki usko overcome karo (try to overcome every obstacle of life). ”
Rani plays an aspiring teacher in Hichki who has Tourette Syndrome; a disorder which forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. The film focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It marks Rani’s comeback film after Mardaani (2014).
Produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, the movie is set to release on March 23.