Saturday, 20 July 2019

Aishwarya did not interfere in ‘Fanney Khan’ casting

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the "Okja" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage for Netflix)

BOLLYWOOD: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Producer Arjun N. Kapoor – the makers of Fanney Khan — have rubbished the rumours of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being upset over the casting of R. Madhavan opposite her.

“It is quite unfortunate that such false and baseless stories are created to grab attention. There is zero truth to that, we are all a team and Fanney Khan is a dear project to the whole team,” Mehra said in a statement.

Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment added: “There are some stories doing the rounds about disagreement in casting for the film. We want to put the record straight and deny any such so called competition or discord amongst the makers.”

He said the cast, including Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, are “deep into prep for their roles and as thorough professionals do not interfere in process of casting for other roles”.

“It’s a great story and we are all very excited to showcase it to the world,” he said.

Earlier, a news portal had reported that for the last couple of weeks the producers of the film have been locked in a bitter struggle to find the right hero opposite Rai Bachchan.

It said that there was a choice between Madhavan and RajKummar Rao that Rai Bachchan preferred Rai while Mehra insisted on Madhavan.

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