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Fanney Khan assistant director injured, taken to hospital after accident on set

A motorcycle crashed into the unnamed assistant director as she was crossing the road during the shooting of the film.

Sonal Pandya

An assistant director was injured and taken to hospital yesterday, 5 November, after a motorcycle crashed into her during the shooting of Fanney Khan at Flora Fountain, Mumbai.

Starring Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was shooting a scene from the film on the road, Fanney Khan is Atul Manjrekar’s directorial debut.

The unnamed assistant director was crossing the road while plugged into her walkie-talkie to communicate with other crew members when the motorcycle crashed into her and she fell down. According to a report on the website Firstpost.com, she did not hear the sound of the motorcycle as it approached her. 

Additionally, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was prevented by her security detail from going too close to the location for her own safety. 

Producer Prernaa Arora in an official statement said, "In an unfortunate accident yesterday, one of the assistant directors of our film, Fanney Khan, suffered some injuries during the shoot in Mumbai when a motorcycle rider crashed into her. She was immediately given first aid and taken to the hospital for further treatment. She is completely fine now and will soon join the crew for the shoot. The police are dealing with the errant motorcyclist as per the due process of law."

Fanney Khan, also starring Rajkummar Rao, is officially due to be released next June.