Actress Rani Mukerji who made come back to films with the recently released Hindi film Hichki will be honoured at the prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in Australia. Presented by the Victorian Government, the talented actress will be honoured for her contribution in the field of cinema.
The Excellence in Cinema Award will be given to the actress, whose film Hichki focuses on overcoming a physical challenge with determination and positivity.
An elated Rani Mukerji said in a statement, “The power of cinema to spread important social messages and enact positive changes is unmatched. As an actor, I have been blessed to have [gotten] the chance to be a part of such amazing films that have tried to make people sit up and think about society, the need to preserve human lives and to value each individuals dreams and aspirations. I’m thankful that my body of work has contributed to making positive change. Hichki is a very special film for me and this honour as part of the colourful Indian International Film Festival of Melbourne makes it even more memorable.”
Hichki which released in March this year was a critical and commercial success. Mukerji was appreciated for her portrayal of a teacher suffering from Tourette Syndrome. The film was directed by Sidharth P Malhotra and produced by Aditya Under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
Rani Mukerji who debuted in 1997 has delivered powerful performances over the years in a variety of films like Black, Saathiya, No One Killed Jessica, Mardaani, Yuva, Veer Zaara and Bunty Aur Babli.