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Rani Mukerji to be felicitated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

by Unik Dhandhi, Friday, July 13, 2018

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji will be felicitated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), for her contribution to cinema and for touching millions with her social cause. Presented by the Victorian Government in Australia, the 'Excellence in Cinema' Award will be awarded to the Hichki actress for her work on spreading awareness about overcoming a physical challenge with sheer determination and positivity.

The event will be held from August 10th, 2018 to August 22nd, 2018

"The power of cinema to spread important social messages and enact positive changes is unmatched. As an actor, I have been blessed to have got 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 individual’s dreams and aspirations," Rani said in a statement.

"I'm thankful that my body of work has contributed to making positive change. 'Hichki' is a very special film for me and this honor as part of the colorful Indian International Film Festival of Melbourne makes it even more memorable," she added.

IFFM Director Mitu Bhowmick Lang said: "Rani is a rare Indian artiste who embodies the spirit of 'inclusion' in her work and performances.”Whether it is in films like 'Black' or 'Hichki', she has championed the spirit of inclusion."

On a related note, helmed by Siddharth Malhotra Hichki portrays the journey of a woman with Tourette syndrome who lands a teaching job in an elite school and how she turns her weakness into her biggest strength.

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