Mumbai: Bollywood ace director Siddharth Malhotra who recently released his successful venture ‘Hichki’, said that a film made with conviction, pure heart and honesty will touch any language.
Yash Raj Films’ “Hichki” was showcased at the Shanghai International Film Festival earlier this month, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd which was moved by the inspirational story of a woman who deals with Tourette syndrome.
The response, Malhotra told media via a recorded response: “It reaffirmed that a film made with conviction, and pure honesty and heart, will touch any language, any nation, because it’s a heart talking to another heart, irrespective of language.”
He said the audience members had tears in their eyes, and a 15-minute conversation which he was given as a deadline by the organisers, went on for one and a half hours.
The film, starring Rani Mukerji, is about a woman with Tourette syndrome — a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds. She lands a teaching job in an elite school and turns her weakness into her biggest strength.