Superstar Anil Kapoor kickstarted his career with Woh Saat Din (1983) for which he learned to play the harmonium. Ironically, 35 years later, the star learned to play the trumpet for his upcoming film Fanney Khan.
Says Anil Kapoor, “The trumpet is an integral part of my character in the film. My character, Fanney, plays it when he is sad or happy. So I had to make it look real. I was excited to learn a new instrument and took lessons from [professional player] Ramesh Kumar Gurung. It was challenging to emote while using the instrument.”
The star chronicles the place of music in his career as he also learned the sitar as a child artist starring in Tu Payal Mein Geet (1971) and would travel from Chembur to Bandra for his lessons as a 12-year-old. He says, “I learned to play the harmonium from Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan. Music has played an integral part in my career. I understood melody and rhythm through the characters I have played.”
A one of its kind musical comedy, Fanney Khan is a story about a father who wishes to fulfill the dream of his daughter who is an aspirational singer. It is after 17 years Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are coming together for a film. Rajkummar Rao will be portraying the love interest of Aishwarya in the film
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Anil Kapoor, Fanney Khan is all set to release on 3rd August 2018.