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Anil Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra begin shooting of Fanney Khan

Directed by Atul Manjrekar, the film also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.

From the set of Fanney Khan

Sonal Pandya

With its cast in place, Fanney Khan, produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, KirArj and T-Series, began shooting on Sunday, 3 September 2017. Starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao, Fanney Khan had its mahurat over the weekend.

Anil tweeted his excitement over the beginning of the project, writing “And here's the clap that marks the beginning of something new & very very special! First days the best days! #FanneyKhan #ShootBegins”

The photo from the set seems to be from the interior of a house in Mumbai. Some cuttings of actor Shammi Kapoor and singer Mohammed Rafi can be seen on the wall.

Producers Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Virindrra Arora were also present for the mahurat. The film is an official remake of the Dutch film Everybody’s Famous (2000) from Belgium which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was beaten by Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

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

Rajkummar was the most recent addition to the cast. Anil and Rai Bachchan were previously announced in the lead roles.

Directed by Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan is due to be released on 13 April 2018.