Anil Kapoor has started shooting Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Fanney Khan", which also stars Aishwarya Rai. The veteran actor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share a photo from the sets of the movie.
"And here's the clap that marks the beginning of something new and very very special! First days the best days! #FanneyKhan #ShootBegins," he wrote alongside the picture.
Interestingly, 'Fanney Khan' will bring together Aishwarya and Anil Kapoor on big screen after a hiatus of 17 years. They were last paired together in Satish Kaushik’s 'Humara Dil Aapke Pass Hai' in 2000.
The movie also stars Rajkummar Rao and Divya Dutta in key roles. Notably, there were reports that R Madhavan was apporached to playe Aishwarya's love interest in Fanney Khan. However, the actor walked out of the movie owing to date issues.
“I loved the script and was really keen to be part of an interesting ensemble like Fanney Khan, unfortunately I couldn’t commit to the project due to date issues. I wish the team of all the luck,” Madhavan said in a statement.
Helmed by Atul Manjrekar, 'Fanney Khan' is said to be adapted from Dominique Deruddere’s Dutch film Everybody’s Famous and is expected to release in April 2018.