Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have an awesome history. They worked together in Subash Ghai’s superhit movie, “Taal”. A few years later they worked again in the Satish Kaushik’s movie Humara Dil Aapke Pass. Now after nearly seventeen years, they are set to reunite for the making of Atul Manjrekar’s upcoming musical comedy film called “Fanney Khan”.
Anil Kapoor recently spilled beans about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on this upcoming venture when he said “Most exciting part is she (Aishwarya) is not opposite me. So that makes it different. Not that she was opposite me in Taal, she was opposite Akshaye Khanna. But there was a certain undercurrent of romance in Taal and in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai she was my wife.” Anil further added “So we both are strangers in the film, strangers who come together but there is no romance which makes it exciting. That is the different part of our casting”.
When the team asked Anil Kapoor about what he thinks about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, he replied “Aishwarya and I got along very well. I got along very well with her mother also. We shared a great bond. And usually what happens is that you share a bond with the mother and not with the daughter, but here I shared a bond with both of them and we still share it. And obviously she is very intelligent and sharp and she speaks very well. She is the most beautiful girl, who can be more beautiful than Aishwarya Rai? You cannot take your eyes off her. And she is a great dancer. Her dancing in Taal was fantastic. There were certain scenes we did in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, which were very dramatic and very convincing and both films have been very successful and they have a recall value. Sometimes you do films and people forget about it. But both these films there are certain things which people still remember, be it the music.”
Anil Kapoor admits that there are no romantic tracks between him and Aishwarya Rai in the film Fanney Khan. But he hopes that the Jodi will still be magical. He concluded, “Hopefully Fanney Khan can be something that we hit a hattrick with.”
Fanney Khan is all set to be released on 15 June 2018, as suggested by the makers of the film. It will be released on same day as Salman Khan’s Race 3 hits the theater. Fanney Khan will also star Rajkumar Rao opposite Aishwarya, Divya Dutta, and the Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat. The plot/synopsis of the story is yet to be revealed or ascertained. It is believed to be the remake of Oscar-nominated Belgian movie, “Everybody’s Famous” that came in the year 2000. Only time will tell how the Jodi between Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan works out but we sure hope to see another blockbuster movie from out light-eyed beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.