This week’s big Bollywood release is Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao starrer Fanney Khan. Directed by Atul Manjrekar, the film revolves around a middle-class man who is ready to go to any length to make his daughter’s dream of becoming a singer come true. Fanney Khan also stars Divya Dutta, Karan Singh Chhabra, Pihu Sand, Anaitha Nair and Girish Kulkarni.
Talking to indianexpress.com about Fanney Khan, Anil Kapoor said, “I think its an entertaining film. Today, when people spend money, they want entertainment and entertainment is not necessarily action. It can be anything. So this is a purely entertaining film. For me, Fanney khan is the most commercial film that I have ever done.”
Fanney Khan highlights: Follow all the latest updates about Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Divya Dutta and Pihu Sand starrer Fanney Khan.
A film starring a bunch of our top star-actors can be so off the mark is a sobering, dismal thought. This film, based on a Belgian film Everybody’s Famous, is unbelievably awful.
Fanney Khan is a bromance over romance
"The bromance between Anil sir and Raj will take precedence over the Raj and Aishwarya’s romance," shares Atul Manjrekar.
Anil Kapoor was the first choice, reveals Fanney Khan director Atul Manjrekar
Director Atul Manjrekar shared, "This film and its story are made for Anil Kapoor. He is just the perfect fit for Fanney Khan and he was always the first choice for it. I have written this script keeping Anil sir in mind."
Madhuri Dixit calls Anil Kapoor the 'heart of the film'
Madhuri Dixit tweeted, "Wishing the entire team of #FanneyKhan the best👍@AnilKapoor you are the heart of the film with superb performances by everyone! Good luck guys 💕@RajkummarRao #AishwaryaRaiBachchan @divyadutta25 @RakeyshOmMehra @AtulManjrekar"
Ash and Rajkumar’s unusual pairing works, says Shabana Azmi
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi who watched Anil Kapoor starrer Fanney Khan tweeted, "Another heartfelt performance from @AnilKapoor in #Fanney Khan lovely debut by #Pihu Sand . Last song lifts your spirits and makes you believe dreams can be fulfilled. Ash and Rajkumar’s unusual pairing worksAll the Best for its success."
Anil Kapoor on his character in Fanney Khan
"Fanney Khan is one character that I have resonated with the most so far. Not only do I identify with his struggles, but I also relate to his passion and his relationship with his daughter. This character's journey is similar to mine in many ways. I may not have played a taxi driver on-screen before, but I've played many characters who have risen from the ground up through sheer will and determination. But everything about Fanney Khan, his dream and his drive to overcome every obstacle, is special to me. He doesn't let his circumstances get in the way of his destiny, and that is something we can all learn from. It doesn't matter where we start, as long as we do," Anil Kapood said in a statement.
I’ve just finished watching Fanney Khan, and am still in shock. Not in a good way, though. That a film starring a bunch of our top star-actors can be so off the mark is a sobering, dismal thought: this Anil Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai-Rajkummar Rao concoction, based on a Belgian film Everybody’s Famous, is unbelievably awful.
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Anil Kapoor is fantastic, says Raj Nayak
Colors CEO Raj Nayak tweeted, "Just watched #FanneyKhan @AnilKapoor is fantastic & will steal your heart. Cute film and a complete family entertainer. @AishwaryaRaiWeb & @RajkummarRao are excellent. Brilliant performance by @PihuSand. You will fall in love with her. Director @AtulManjrekar well done! MUST SEE"
I loved Rajkummar Rao in Fanney Khan, says Harshdeep Kaur
'Last night at the screening of @fanneykhanfilm 🎺 Congratulations to the entire team @ROMPPictures @RakeyshOmMehra ! Heart warming performance by @AnilKapoor Kudos to @PihuSand for a brilliant debut. And I loved loved loved @RajkummarRao in the film (Big Fan),' singer Harshdeep Kaur said via Twitter.
Farah Khan on Fanney Khan
Fanney Khan touches your heart, says Siddharth Kannan
Siddharth Kannan posted on Twitter, "#FanneyKhan touches ur heart with d father @AnilKapoor ‘s love for his daughter @PihuSand ! @RajkummarRao #AishwaryaRaiBachchan @divyadutta25 own every frame dat they are in with their earnest performance! 4* #FanneyKhanreview #SidK #bollywood."
Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai attend the special screening of Fanney Khan
Fanney Khan special screening was attended by the film's cast and crew.
(Photo by: Varinder Chawla)
Anil Kapoor on his Fanney Khan co-star Rajkummar Rao
Anil Kapoor on his Fanney Khan co-star Rajkummar Rao, “I’m doing two films with him. It’s been a pleasure to work with him. One is Fanney Khan and the other one is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Somewhere I feel if these two didn’t have Rajkummar, I wouldn’t have enjoyed doing it so much. Because, now for me, it’s more about the journey on a film’s set. I need to work with good people. I feel this was God’s blessing that both the films had Rajkummar."
Fanney Khan cast gives reasons to watch the film
Anil Kapoor on Fanney Khan
Anil Kapoor on Fanney Khan, “When I watched the Belgian film, I couldn’t understand the language, but I had a lump in my throat. I usually don’t get so touched while watching a film but the whole body shaming aspect and the father-daughter relationship drew me in. I have not watched something like this in Indian cinema. So, I grabbed the opportunity of playing a father that can do anything to fulfill his daughter’s dream of being a singing star.”
Rajkummar Rao on his Fanney Khan co-star anil Kapoor
Rajkummar Rao says, "I have this man crush on Anil Kapoor. He is the most good looking man I have seen. Also, after working with him in two films, Fanney Khan and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, I am like in awe of him, his energy, his giving attitude. He is full of heart and there’s nothing impure about him. I have experienced his commitment first hand on the sets."
Fanney Khan might earn Rs 2.5 crore on first day
Trade analysts Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, “As of now, Fanney Khan is expected to lead on Friday. Since the film is packed with an ensemble cast including Anil, Rajkummar, Aishwarya and Divya Dutta who all are a powerhouse of acting, it will attract more audience. It might open with a collection of Rs 2.5 crore on its first day.”
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Milap Zaveri on Fanney Khan
Satyameva Jayate director Milap Zaveri shared on Twitter, "#FanneyKhan shows once again what a brilliant and exemplary actor @AnilKapoor is! Aishwarya is lovely! @RajkummarRao as usual u r flawless! Congrats Bhushan sir and @TSeries on A film with heart."
Anil Kapoor is my Fanney Khan, says Shah Rukh Khan
Recalling an interaction with Anil Kapoor at the beginning of his career, Shah Rukh Khan said, "He was so kind to me. For one or two hours, he kept on sitting with me, chatting with me and kept on telling me 'Tu kar yaar, picture mein kaam kar!' So, at times like these when you're trying out, when you're new, little source of encouragement or apnapan. When you see such a talented, hardworking actor talking with such an open heart to you, so from that day, till today, 'I love you because you are my Fanney Khan."
What a beautiful film, says Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan wrote on Twitter: "Just saw #FanneyKhan. What a beautiful film. A great message and worthy film. Congratulations to the entire team. Leaves a huge emotional lump in your throat. @AnilKapoor, Rajkumar, Pihu, @divyadutta25 are all so, so good. And the Mrs. continues to be my favourite! Best wishes."