Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is currently shooting for her upcoming film ‘Fanney Khan’ opposite Anil Kapoor. The film was being shot in the city’s Flora Fountain area when a motorbike hit the film’s third assistant director.
The victim was plugged in to the headphones connected to her walkie-talkie. She could not hear the sound of the bike which was approaching and it crashed into her as she was crossing the road. She was immediately taken to the hospital as she fell.
The film’s makers said in a statement, “In an unfortunate accident yesterday, one of the assistant directors of our film – Fanney Khan, suffered some injuries during the shoot in Mumbai when a motor cycle rider crashed into her. She was immediately given first aid and taken to the hospital for further treatment. She is completely fine now and will soon join the crew for the shoot. The police are dealing with the errant motorcyclist as per the due process of law.”
Fanney Khan tells the story of a doting father and aspiring singer played by Anil Kapoor. It will see Aishwarya Rai in the role of a glamorous singing sensation.
The film will also star Rajkumar Rao as Aishwarya’s love interest. Fanney Khan also marks Aishwarya and Anil Kapoor’s collaboration after 17 years. The two last shared screen space in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai.
Fanney Khan is the Hindi adaptation of the 2000 Dutch release Everybody’s Famous directed by Dominique Deruddere, which was also nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Fanney Khan is be produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and KriArj Entertainment. The film is slated to release in April, 2018.