Makers of ‘Fanney Khan’ reveal why they chose to tell this story


It’s one of this year’s most awaited films, with an example star cast, and a first for some. With an untold concept, Anil Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Bhushan Kumar have all gone on record to reveal why they decided to choose to make this story over any other.

Talking to the media, DNA India reports Mehra expressing, “For me, the journey of Fanney Khan started nine years ago, when I saw the Belgian film, ‘Everybody’s Famous’ (2000). Over the years we at ROMP pictures, especially Bharathi (his wife) and Atul, have nurtured and developed the script, as we believe that the story of Fanney Khan, which revolves around passion, parenting and friendship, is something that needs to be told to the masses.”

When asked about his take on the film, Kapoor revealed, “I was instantly drawn to the story of Fanney Khan. As a producer, I am in a fortunate position to be able to lend my support to stories that deserve to be told, and I can’t think of a better story than this that people will relate to.”

Adding the musical touch as well as being co-producer, Kumar stated, “It appealed to me at a personal level because it’s a story of a a father helping his daughter achieve her dream, just the way I am fulfilling my father’s passion of making great music and films. It has a universal appeal.”

Marking the debut of director Atul Manjrekar and actress Pihu Sand, ‘Fanney Khan’ will also star Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao and Divya Dutta. The film is set to hit the big screens on 3rd August.

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