After Salman Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seems to be the latest Bollywood actor to have been bitten by the singing bug.
After making heads turn with her sensuous performance in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the 43-year-old actor will return to the big screen with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s musical-drama, “Fanney Khan”.
The musical comedy also stars Anil Kapoor. It is after a gap of 17 years that Anil and Aishwarya will share screen space, however, the two will not play love interests in the film. They were last seen together in Satish Kaushik’s “Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai” was also featured in Subhash Ghai’s musical love triangle “Taal”.
Fanney Khan co-producer Prerna Arora says that Anil, who is playing the role of a singer, will be crooning quite a few songs in the film. She also suggested that Aishwarya, who was the “first and only choice for the film” will be singing one number in the upcoming film as well.
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“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.
She added that Aishwarya will be seen in a new avatar in “Fanney Khan”. Prerna said, “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”.
“Fanney Khan” is the Hindi adaptation of the 2000 Dutch release, Everybody’s Famous! However, the makers have given their own twist to the plot.
Quiz her about reports that Priyanka Chopra turned down the role because she was unhappy with the script and the filmmaker clarifies, “Since I came on-board, we’ve only approached Ash. She was our first and only choice for the film.”