NEWS: Aishwarya reunites with Anil Kapoor after 17 years

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Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who have previously shared screen space in Satish Kaushik’s 2000 directorial, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, and Subhash Ghai’s 1999 musical, Taal, are now set to re-unite for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next, Fanney Khan. However, Mirror has learnt that in the film, which will be shot entirely in Mumbai, the duo is not paired with each other. Prernaa Arora, who is co-producing the film with Arjun N Kapoor and Rakeysh, confirmed the news, clarifying that Anil hasn’t started shooting yet. “We go on the floors by the year-end. It is a happy, slice-of-life film.

We approached Aishwarya for the part and are glad she agreed to come on-board,” she added. Fanney Khan, a comedy-musical, is one of the two films that Aishwarya will do this year. It is also her first film after Karan Johar’s multi- starrer romance, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which released in October last year. At the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival, the 43-year-old actress had revealed that she has green-lit another film as well. “I took a break for the past five months because of personal reasons. I’m glad I did. It meant a lot for me, personally, so I didn’t have any professional meetings.

I started last week and I have liked two subjects already,” she was quoted as saying. Fanney Khan marks the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar, who has been a part of the ad world for a decade and is a long-time associate of Mehra. It was previously reported that the film was the official Hindi remake of the critically acclaimed drama, Everybody’s Famous!, directed in English and Dutch by Dominique Deruddere, and that Anil will step into the shoes of 64-year-old European actor-writer Josse De Pauw, who had played the lead in the original. Now, we hear that the team is making changes to the script. After his silver-haired turn in Dil Dhadakne Do, Anil will be seen in a blingy look as the titular character in the film.
- Mumbai Mirror

2 Responses to “NEWS: Aishwarya reunites with Anil Kapoor after 17 years”

  1. ash says:

    Anil will kidnap Aishwarya for being the no 1 singer (if this movie is a remake of Everybody’s Famous!). How can Anil kidnap Aishwarya for being the no 1 singer, when he was the one who made her become it in the movie Taal lol.

  2. ash says:

    At Cannes Aishwarya said that she has given the nod to two projects with 2 filmmakers that she has known and has worked with previously. Maybe this is the 3rd project she has agreed to, as this movie is being directed by a new director and not a director that she has known and worked with previously.


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