KriArj Entertainment & T-Series’ upcoming film Fanney Khan has been garnering attention ever since its announcement.  While there were reports about Priyanka Chopra denying the film, Producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment has cleared the air, saying that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was their first and only choice ever since their production came on board.

With a powerful star cast including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, Fanney Khan is the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar. The film is the Hindi adaptation of the 2000 Dutch release, Everybody’s Famous!  The film is a musical-drama which showcases the lead actors in a very distinct avatar.

Aishwarya who plays a glamorous singer in the film will start preparation for her role as soon as she is back from her current vacation in New York.

Sharing more details about the film, Producer Prernaa says, “Aishwarya is a stunning and an extremely talented actress. In Fanney Khan, she will be seen in a completely different avatar from all our past films. She is the spunky, enchanting female protagonist who will make you smile with her screen presence.”

Talking about Aishwarya’s singing debut, Prernaa says, “For now she is not singing, but yes she is playing a singer in the film. In reality, we still have to wait for that big moment when she decides to sing.”

Interestingly, Faaney Khan’s lead actor Anil Kapoor will be singing not one or two but multiple songs for the musical-drama.

The team starts building the set in Mumbai next month. Anil will kick off shooting in the first week of August. Aishwarya joins him by month-end and the film will wrap up in a start-to-finish schedule by October.