Is it a birthday gift for all Rajkummar Rao fans? It seems so. The new addition to the Fanney Khan star cast is the birthday boy Rajkummar. Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra welcomed him as part of the cast of his production venture Fanney Khan.
While the National award-winning actor, who was last seen in Bareilly Ki Barfi, is busy thanking all for their wishes, he must be excited about sharing screen space not just with former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan but also Anil Kapoor in the film. Rakeysh Mehra tweeted, “#FanneyKhan @AnilKapoor @RajkummarRao @divyadutta25 @TSeries @kriarj #Ash welcome aboard Raj tighten your seat belt for the roller coaster.”
An official remake of the Oscar nominated Dutch film Everybody’s Famous, Fanney Khan will be directed by Atul Manjrekar. Earlier, it was reported that R Madhavan may be cast opposite Aishwarya, and subsequently it sparked talks that the actress was upset over it as she was keen on Rajkummar instead.
However, Prerna Arora of Kriarj Entertainment, who is one of the producers of the film, cleared the air about Madhavan’s casting. She said, “Madhavan was almost confirmed, but we had to make the change because his dates were clashing with his other commitments and projects.”
About Rajkummar Rao, Prerna said, “Rajkummar is a great actor, and we were in talks with him over this. Even he has been travelling and has an extensively busy schedule because he was working continuously. We are glad that he is a part of the film now. It will be refreshing to see him with AishAishwarya
See Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra tweet welcoming Rajkummar Rao to star opposite Aishwarya Rai in Fanney Khan here:
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) August 31, 2017
Meanwhile. Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment said the cast, including Aishwarya and Anil, are “deep into prep for their roles and as thorough professionals do not interfere in the process of casting for other roles”.
Fanney Khan, which goes on floor from September 3, will take on body-shaming in a big way.