Rani Mukerji has been busy promoting her upcoming film Hichki. The film is an adaptation of the Hollywood movie Front of the Class, which was itself based on the book Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had penned by Brad Cohen. While the movie is being touted as the actor’s comeback, Rani has been asking her industry friends about their personal ‘Hichki’ moments, basically what made them overcome some of the biggest hurdles of their lives and become the powerful personalities that they are today.
The evergreen Anil Kapoor spilled the beans on his hichki moment and said that his biggest fear was that his eyes would look too tiny if he smiled widely. The actor said that he learned to express himself in front of the camera over time.
Rani asked Raid star Ajay Devgan to shed light on what he considered was one of the biggest obstacles of his life. The actor confessed that when he was about to make his Bollywood debut, people had their doubts about how an “ordinary-looking” fellow would make his mark in the big bad world of showbiz. However, the actor told Rani that he was quite confident of himself.
“When I was a child, there were many Hichki moments. The one that I wouldn’t have changed today, is that I had a very girlish voice when I was a child. I had a very squeaky voice and I used to get teased a lot”, said Karan.
However, Karan said if given a choice, he would go back in time and not change a thing about himself.
“A gentleman who used to conduct public speaking classes, Mr. Nazareth told me that you are very conscious of your voice. When I told him that I used to feel awkward about my voice, he said that I should never be ashamed of who I am. And then to improve my voice (it’s texture), he worked out a course. So for three years, I would go to him and his wife thrice a week and they gave me speech training. It helped me speak and project and train my voice to find baritone. But I just feel like today, I would not change how I sounded. I wouldn’t do what I did and I wouldn’t make my children do the same,” quipped Karan.