Ever since people found out that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor will be sharing the screen together after 17 years, Fanney Khan has been creating buzz. The movie has become the talk of the town, especially after the release of its trailer. There’s no denying that the movie is going to be an entertaining flick.
Apart from the stellar cast of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor & Rajkummar Rao, Fanney Khan will mark the debut of twenty-year-old Pihu Sand. In the movie, Pihu Sand plays Anil Kapoor and Divya Dutta’s daughter, Lata Sharma. Lata Sharma, who dreams of becoming a star performer while battling body shaming. For this role, Pihu had to gain a whopping 20 kg.
In an interview, Pihu Sand opened about how she had to put on 20 Kilograms for her role. “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,” Pihu said.
Speaking about the same, Pihu revealed 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.”, Pihu said.
Although Pihu didn’t get a chance to work with Aishwarya Rai & Rajkummar Rao, she got a chance to work for Anil Kapoor in the movie. “Mr Kapoor and Divya are like schools of acting who made me feel like family. We did some readings at his place and he was so warm I immediately felt like his daughter. He’s like a bomb that’s always going off. He’s so passionate and so am I but while I’d get tired sometimes, he was always fresh in front of the camera.”, Pihu further added.
Fanney Khan is an official remake of the Belgium film, Everybody’s Famous! (2000). The story is about a father who is keen on making his daughter a big singing sensation and he would go to any heights to achieve it. Even at the expense of kidnapping a pop star. In the movie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the famous singer, named Baby Singh.
Directed by Atul Manjrekar and co-produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures Productions and T-Series in association with Anil Kapoor Films Company Network, Fanney Khan is all set to release on August 3.