Fanney Khan is a 2018 Indian musical comedy film written and directed by debutant Atul Manjrekar. It was jointly produced by the banners T-Series Films, Rakesh Omprakash Mehta Pictures and Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network. A remake of the 2002 Belgian film Everybody’s Famous!, it follows Kapoor as the titular character, the middle-aged father of a young, aspiring, and overweight teenage girl whom he pushes to be a singer. He kidnaps a famous soloist to make way for his daughter to become a star.
The film was announced in June 2016 with Kapoor playing the lead role; after considering Priyanka Chopra and R. Madhavan among others for the other two starring roles, Rai and Rao were chosen. Principal photography in Mumbai in September 2017. Rai’s costumes were redesigned by Manish Malhotra after she expressed dissatisfaction over the previous clothes. After shooting was disrupted in April 2018 over producer KriArj Entertainment’s non-payment of dues, Bhushan Kumar of T-Series took over the entire production. Filming was completed in Mehboob Studios, Mumbai in June 2018.
Fanney Khan was initially scheduled for a worldwide release on 15 June 2018, coinciding with Eid. It was postponed, and had its initial release in the United Arab Emirates on 2 August 2018, and was released worldwide on 3 August 2018.
- Anil Kapoor as Prashant Kumar “Fanney Khan”
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Baby Singh
- Rajkummar Rao as Adhir
- Divya Dutta as Kavita Sharma
- Karan Singh Chhabra as Karan Kakkad
- Pihu Sand as Lata Sharma
- Satish Kaushik as Fanney Khan’s Friend
- Anaitha Nair as Rhea
- Girish Kulkarni as Baby Singh’s Manager
- Swati Semwal as TBA