Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen together in their next movie Fanney Khan. Interestingly, both the stars will be working together almost after 17 years. The stars together have given super hits like Taal and Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. Since then, the stars haven’t worked together.
While the film doesn’t feature Ash and Anil as love interests, it marks their reunion 17 years after they were last seen together in Satish Kaushik’sHumara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. The duo also featured in Subhash Ghai’s musical love triangle Taal a year earlier.
“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,” Prerna Arora, who is co-producing the film with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, told Mirror,adding that Ash was blown away by her glamorous and “highly stylised” character. “We took the script to her two months ago and she immediately gave her nod.”
Anil and Ash had their first reading together earlier this month and . Prerna reveals that their combined energy is unparalleled. “Almost all of Ash’s scenes are with Anil. Her character is the complete opposite of her serious turns in Jazbaa and Sarbjit. In our film she is the spunky, enchanting female protagonist.”
She confirmed that Anil will belt out not one or two but multiple songs for the musical-drama. When asked if Ash will follow suit she says that it is likely that she will also deliver her first single with this film. “Everyone will be surprised by Ash’s turn,” she says.
There were reports of Aishwarya coming on board for this film after Priyanka Chopra rejected the script. However, the makers of the film denied this news and said that Aishwarya had always been the first and the last choice for the film’s character.
‘Fanney Khan’ is the Hindi adaptation of the 2000 Dutch release ‘Everybody’s Famous’ directed by Dominique Deruddere.
The Hindi adaptation will be helmed by debutant Atul Manjrekar and it is a story of a 17-year-old aspiring singer whose career takes off after her unemployed father, who also harbours the dreams of becoming a musician, decides to kidnap the top singer of the country. The original movie was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film catergory at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Aishwarya is currently on a vacation with hubby Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya, and Anil Kapoor is busy promoting his film ‘Mubarakan.’
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