- Buzz is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is going to romance our very own Maddy in Fanney Khan.
- According to the reports, Fanney Khan will deal with one of the most disturbing issues faced by women - body shaming
- The film is set to go on floors this August.
Rumour has it that R Madhavan will play Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's love interest in Fanney Khan.
According to the reports, Fanney Khan will deal with one of the most disturbing issues faced by women - body shaming. If the latest rumour turns out to be true, then we will see R Madhavan romancing Aishwarya Rai for the first time in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Fanney Khan. The film also stars Anil Kapoor.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, a source close to the filmmakers said, “Stop body shaming and be yourself – is the strong message that Fanney Khan wants to give out. Body shaming happens when someone overweight is humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size. Aishwarya has undergone that post her pregnancy after she gave birth to Aaradhya and it’s something she feels strongly about.”
Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal, Akshay Oberoi and Rajkummar Rao were also reportedly being considered for the role, but Madhavan seems to have had the upper hand.
According to a report by DNA, Laal Rang and Gurgaon fame actor, Akshay Oberoi, who is Vivek Oberoi's cousin was approached for the role to star opposite Aishwarya but he turned it down. Rumours were because Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya had a history.
A source informed the daily, “Akshay Oberoi was approached for the film. Talks were initiated with the actor but it didn’t work out eventually. Now, they are still hunting for a young actor.”
This is not the first time that Aishwarya will work with Madhavan. They were last seen together in Mani Ratnam's Guru.
Film's co-producer Prerna Arora in an earlier interview to Mumbai Mirror had spilled the beans on Aishwarya's character in the movie. "Aish's character is the complete opposite of her serious turns in Jazbaa and Sarabjit. In Fanney Khan she is the spunky, enchanting female protagonist," she said.
The movie is the Hindi adaptation of the 2000 Dutch release, Everybody's Famous! However, the makers have given their twist to the plot. The film is set to go on floors this August.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:53 PM