The much-awaited film of Fanney Khan starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rajkummar Rao is not just a musical drama but a strong take on body shaming too.
As shown in the trailer Anil Kapoor plays a father of a teenager who is battling with her weight issues. Pihu Sand who plays Lata Sharma a 20 years old who had to put on weight for her role. Lata dreams of becoming a star performer while battling fat-shaming.
The actress had to put on a lot of weight for her role, when asked her about it she said, “I had to put on another 20 kg in six months for the role and the prep included planning Lata’s look, makeup and even her haircut. The fringe is an important part of the character.”
Speaking about her transformation, the actress reveals that she reached 98 kg, which is the heaviest she has ever been. “Being fat was lovely because I am not shy about my body and everybody made me comfortable. Yes, I did have some health issues, but it was worth it because it was for something I love,” she asserts.
Quiz her on body-shaming remarks and Pihu admits that when she was in school, some of the boys would tease her and sometimes made her cry. “I was fat because of a medical condition. I gained weight after 12 years and I still don’t understand why being fat or thin is not okay. I connected with Lata because a few similar things happened to me in real life too,” she says, refusing to dwell on them.
The film has been making immense buzz ever since the announcement. The film brings back Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya together after 17 years.
A one of its kind musical comedy, Fanney Khan is a story about a father played by Anil Kapoor who wishes to fulfil the dream of his daughter who is an aspirational singer.
The film also showcases Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing a singing sensation and
Rajkummar Rao portraying the love interest of Aishwarya in the film.
Starring an ensemble cast, Fanney Khan will see Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra & Anil Kapoor, Fanney Khan is directed by Atul Manjrekar. The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 3rd August 2018.