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It's Rajkummar Rao, not R Madhavan, aboard Fanney Khan


Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra welcomed Rajkummar Rao as part of the cast of his production.

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Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra welcomed Rajkummar Rao as part of the cast of his production Fanney Khan on the actor's birthday on Thursday.

"Fanney Khan, Anil Kapoor, Divya Dutta, T-Series, KriArj Entertainment, Aishwarya, Welcome aboard Raj. Tighten your seat belt for the rollercoaster," Mehra tweeted.

An official remake of the Oscar-nominated Dutch film Everybody's Famous, Fanney Khan is being directed by Atul Manjrekar and stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor.

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Earlier, it was reported that R Madhavan might be cast opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This sparked talk that the actress was upset as she was keen on Rajkummar Rao instead.

However, just last week, the film's makers had rubbished the rumours.

Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment said the cast, including Rai Bachchan and Kapoor, are "deep into prep for their roles and as thorough professionals do not interfere in the process of casting for other roles".

Mehra had earlier told the IANS news agency that the film will take on body-shaming in a big way.