Confirmed: Aishwarya to romance Rajkummar Rao in ‘Fanney Khan’


Finally, the leading man opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Fanney Khan’ has been finalized, it’s none other than the very talented Rajkummar Rao.

Filmmaker Rakeysh Mehra welcomes Rao on board, “#FanneyKhan @AnilKapoor @RajkummarRao @divyadutta25 @TSeries @kriarj #Ash welcome aboard Raj tighten your seat belt for the roller coaster.”

Rajkummar is quite excited to share screen space with Ash, when he was asked about his co-star, he said: "She's the most beautiful woman in the world”.

The actor also added that the script is quite interesting, "It's a great story, there's a lot of love, and the content is not just entertaining but is detailed and different. There will be lots of workshops and readings once I am back," he informed. Will we hear him croon on screen? "I can't reveal much about the character," Rajkummar said.

Earlier, there were reports of casting R Madhavan opposite Ash which was later denied by the actor.

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 Aishwarya”.

Meanwhile, Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment said that 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’ will go on floor from September 3.