Revealed: Why Aishwarya signed ‘Fanney Khan’

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to star in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Fanney Khan’ and it’s now been revealed what made her sign the film.

A source revealed that the underlying theme of ‘Fanney Khan’ is of body-shaming. A source told Bombay Times, “Stop body shaming and be yourself – is the strong message that Fanney Khan wants to give out. Body shaming happens when someone overweight is humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size. Aishwarya has undergone that post her pregnancy after she gave birth to Aaradhya and it’s something she feels strongly about. She feels everybody is special and unique and possesses distinct talents and body shaming is terrible as the target gets humiliated and depressed. Normally the actress takes a couple of months to finalize a script but this time when Atul approached her, along with the producers of the film, Prernaa Arora and Bhushan Kumar, Aishwarya read the script, heard the first narration and signed on the dotted line in two weeks. She was always the first choice for the team and is extremely excited about the film and the message it spreads”.

Adding further detail, the source continued, “The story revolves around a fat girl who is Anil Kapoor’s daughter, who is obsessed about losing weight. Aishwarya plays a singer dive like Madonna and Beyonce and the girl meets her and inspired by Ash who tells her she shouldn’t worry about her weight but just be herself. Aishwarya becomes this young girl’s inspiration and helps her to develop her true potential and shine.”

Rai Bachchan is believed to be very excited about the film, which also stars Anil Kapoor.

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