After teasing the audience with the first look posters from the film, the makers of Fanney Khan treated them with the emotional trailer of the film. Apart from the touching storyline of the film, what grabbed the maximu eyeballs was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her ultra glam avatar in the film. In fact, the actress even reminded us of her glamorous guise in her last release, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Now, the makers of the film that also stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the leads, have decided to treat the fans once again, this time with the first song from the film titled Mohabbat.
The song Mohabbat is supposed to be Aishwarya's introductory song in the film in which she will be seen essaying the character of a pop sensation. In Fanney Khan, the actress will make her entry with the song Mohabbat which has been choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr and it promises to match international concert standards.
The introductory song is touted to be one of the highlights of the musical family entertainer. Revealing the details of the song, debutant director Atul Manjrekar said, "The concept of the song came through Aishwarya’s character in the film. She plays a diva, a singing star. She’s the number one singer and the most beautiful woman in the country. The song sees her character touring across India and performing in front of a live audience. For the sequence, we referenced recent concerts that featured Arijit Singh, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay. That was the starting point".
In order to keep the look and costumes, producers Bhushan Kumar, Anil Kapoor and PS Bharathi roped in American choreographer Frank Gatson Jr who has earlier worked with Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez amongst others. Talking about working with Frank, the director said,"There is great talent in India and one of them, Ganesh Acharya, is the main choreographer for my film. However, with Aishwarya’s song, we were attempting a performance of an international calibre. That said, let us not call Frank a choreographer. He is more of a performance designer. It’s more of a performance-oriented number than a dance sequence".
Throwing light on the experience of working with the international choreographer, Atul Manjrekar said, "When we approached him, he was very excited about the project and wanted to work with Aishwarya. The prospect of doing a Bollywood song appealed to him."
Ace designer Manish Malhotra has designed the costumes for Aishwarya in Fanney Khan. The director also revealed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to be a good singer off screen, "She would sing in-between takes and I was stunned when I heard her voice for the first time".
A one of its kind musical comedy, Fanney Khan is a story about a father who wishes to fulfill the dream of his daughter who is an aspirational singer. It is after 17 years Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are coming together for a film.
While Aishwarya plays a singing sensation in the film Rajkummar Rao will be seen portraying her love interest.
Fanney Khan is Atul Manjerekar's debut film as a director. The film is all set to release on August 3, 2018.