We had earlier reported that the Taal co-stars, Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be reuniting for Fanney Khan after 17 years (their last film was Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai). Now, further reports claim that the actress will play the role of a singer in the film.
Let us remind you that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played a singer-dancer in Taal which had Anil Kapoor playing the director whereas in this one, we will see the latter recording his own songs. Fanney Khan is musical-drama which showcases the lead actors in a very distinct avatar. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as glamorous singer with a highly-stylized retro look in the film. The actress, who is currently on a family vacation in New York, is known to be starting with her preparation for the role as soon as she is back in city. Earlier, in a glimpse shared by Anil on social media we had seen the actor sporting shimmery blazer and pants as the first look of the film.
Giving few more details Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment says, “Aishwarya is a stunning and an extremely talented actress. In Fanney Khan, she will be seen completely different avatar from all our recent past films. She is the spunky, enchanting female protagonist who will make you smile with her screen presence.”
Talking about the part of Aishwarya making her singing debut, Prernaa Arora says, “For now she is not singing, but yes she is playing a singer in the film but in reality we still have to wait for that big moment when she decides to sing.” Interestingly, the film’s lead actor Anil Kapoor is known to be singing not one or two but multiple songs for the musical-drama.
Recently false rumors were going around about Priyanka Chopra denying the film but the producer of the film Prernaa Arora has made it clear that Priyanka Chopra is a talented actress and popular worldwide but for them Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fit the bill for the role and she was as their first and only choice ever since their production has come on board.
Marking the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan, which is also produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, is the official remake of the 2000 Dutch film Everybody’s Famous. The team starts building the set in Mumbai next month and Anil will kick off shooting in the first week of August. Aishwarya joins him by the month-end and the film will wrap up in a start-to-finish schedule by October.