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- Rani Mukerji attended the trailer launch of her upcoming film “Hichki”
- Rani talks about the Turrets syndrome portrayed in the film
- Rani tells how she coped up with her stammering habit in childhood
Mumbai, Dec 19, 2017: Actress Rani Mukerji, who attended the trailer launch of her upcoming film “Hichki” on Tuesday, says that “speech impairment” is not a subject but a reality that most people live with in real life.
When asked if talking about the speech impairment issue with the movie will help bring awareness, she said: “First of all, I would like to say this isn’t a subject but a part of many lives.”
“The people who suffer from the syndrome are challenged in every part of their lives. During research for the role, I met many kids who suffered from it and their parents, they haven’t been able to come out properly in India.
“If you look at America, where there are stand up comedians, who step forward and took their ‘turrets’ in their act, in their comic format. So now when we start talking about it in India, I am sure lot more people will come forward and talk about their experience,” added Rani.
Rani Mukerji also informed that her performance in the movie also comes from a very personal space as she used to stammer in her childhood.
“I used to stammer when I was a kid and my mom was also facing the same thing. My elder brother still does. I have overcome the issue a lot because as an actress I have to say many dialogues, express many emotions and stammering usually takes place and is highly noticeable when you are emotionally affected,” she said.
“I had to control it a lot and work a lot on it but the good thing is, if you can overcome it you can make your weakness your strength,” added Rani.
“Hichki” traces the journey of a teacher who suffers from Turrets syndrome. Students make fun of the side-effects of her disease and schools do not agree to hire her.
Finally, she gets admitted to one of the schools but has to deal with a set of municipal students who no one wants to teach.
When asked if there were any other films offered to her after “Mardaani”, she said: “I don’t remember as such but after pregnancy when I decided and said that I want to do a film, I was offered ‘Hichki’.”
“Hichki” is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
The film celebrates self-belief, the resilience of human spirit and hope. The film is about turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges and ultimately winning over them.
It is slated for a February 23, 2018 release (IANS)
Over the last one-and-a-half-year, people have been vocal about both mental and physical health in relationships. Even while miles away from one another, people kept checking on the health and well-being of their loved ones. However, one issue, i.e., breast cancer has been affecting women throughout the world, and it still needs much more focus and attention.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2020 itself, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world. A report published by National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) estimates that breast cancer cases are likely to increase by nearly 20 per cent. Throughout the world, the tenth month of the year is recognized as the month of "Pink October" to raise awareness about breast cancer. The month should also be a celebration of encouraging the women in our lives to take the first step in this journey of staying in "Pink of Health". happen, an international dating app, conducted an in-app survey to understand how Indians discuss health issues like breast cancer with their partners. The survey gave a glimpse of whether health issues are impacting the life and relationships of singles.
41 per cent of users are not aware of examinations related to women's health
Forty-one per cent of users shared that they did not encourage the women in their life (mother, sister, friend, etc.) to go for checkups for issues related to health. Sixteen per cent of the respondents confessed that they did not remind women in their life to take examinations for their own health. It is important to note that regular self-examination is likely to detect breast lumps early. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If it is detected in time, it will be cured in nine out of 10 cases.
41 per cent of users are not aware of examinations related to women's health. | Photo by Unsplash
49 per cent of users said, "Breast Cancer is not an impediment when in love"
A disease like breast cancer is likely to affect the confidence and self-esteem of women who are diagnosed with the same. With the change in the body, they might feel scared, less confident, and unloved at times. However, when questioned if breast cancer can be a deal-breaker for men, 49 per cent of them shared that it is not a problem.
When questioned if breast cancer can be a deal-breaker for men, 49 per cent of them shared that it is not a problem. | Photo by Angiola Harry on Unsplash
55 per cent believe talking about physical and mental health is no longer a stigma
The past year provided users with an opportunity to be open about their health issues--both mental and physical. Fifty-five per cent of users agreed that they are comfortable talking about such issues even when they still explore the relationship. Thus, establishing how the new generation is not shying away from breaking the taboo and stigmas around the notion of keeping one's health issues secret.
Fifty-five per cent of users agreed that they are comfortable talking about such issues even when they still explore the relationship. | Photo by Unsplash
40 per cent of users believe that a couple's everyday life can be affected by some health problems
A minimal headache can disrupt our whole routine for the day, so relationships are bound to be impacted by the health problems of our partner. Users shared that health issues can bring a little bit of tension and worry in the relationship with their partners. Health issues can be overwhelming for couples; thus, it becomes essential to voice your concerns to your partner. Sharing what you feel will provide you with clarity and make your partner your biggest support system. (IANS/ MBI)
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