Actress Rani Mukerji-starrer Hichki was recently screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival, as a part of The Belt and Road Week. The film, directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, received a standing ovation at the Fest. It was presented on June 16 as part of the festival's opening day.
Director Malhotra on Monday shared a few images of the film's screening over social media and captioned it, "What an honour and an overwhelming feeling when your work gets a standing ovation from a foreign audience who simply watches a film with subtitles and gets moved to tears/laughter. Thank you Shanghai SIFF 2018 at the festival for this experience, from the entire team of 'Hichki'."
Malhotra was to interact with the members of the audience after the screening of his film.
Ahead of the screening, he had said in a statement, "I am absolutely looking forward to presenting 'Hichki' at The Belt and Road Film Week at Shanghai International Film Festival. It's a huge honour and a big opportunity and I am very grateful that they have included our film."
Hichki focuses on a determined teacher dealing with Tourette syndrome, played by Rani.
"I am also thrilled and touched at the love and applause 'Hichki' has brought us. Rani and the kids take most of the credit for its victory on-screen, and I think 'Hichki' will take her to a whole new global audience," Malhotra had earlier said.