Assistant director of ‘Fanney Khan’ hospitalised after accident


A crew member was seriously injured on the set of ‘Fanney Khan,’ an upcoming film starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, on Sunday in Mumbai. The film was being shot in the city’s Flora Fountain area when a motorbike hit the film’s third assistant director.

The shot involved Bachchan hailing a cab. During the shooting, a bike hit the assistant director when she was crossing the road, reports the Hindustan Times. As she was plugged into the headphones connected to her walkie talkie, she could not hear the sound of the bike which was approaching.

The film’s makers said in a statement, “In an unfortunate accident yesterday, one of the assistant directors of our film – Fanney Khan, suffered some injuries during the shoot in Mumbai when a motor cycle rider crashed into her. She was immediately given first aid and taken to the hospital for further treatment. She is completely fine now and will soon join the crew for the shoot. The police are dealing with the errant motorcyclist as per the due process of law.”

The film stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao other than Bachchan. The film has Kapoor as a father and an aspiring singer while Bachchan plays a glamourous singing sensation. Rao is Bachchan’s love interest in the film. The film, a remake of Oscar-nominated film, ‘Everybody’s Famous!’ (2000), is the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar.

The film is slated to release in April next year.

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