Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received rave reviews for her performance in Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit. After that, she has signed just one film, probably because it is a heavy film in itself. A source close to the production revealed that the film is based on a social cause and that is one of the main reasons as to why Bachchan signed it in the first place.
Stop body shaming and be yourself – is the strong message that Fanney Khan wants to give out. Body shaming happens when someone overweight is humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size. Aishwarya has undergone that post her pregnancy after she gave birth to Aaradhya and it’s something she feels strongly about. She feels everybody is special and unique and possesses distinct talents and body shaming is terrible as the target gets humiliated and depressed. Normally the actress takes a couple of months to finalize a script but this time when Atul approached her, along with the producers of the film, Prernaa Arora and Bhushan Kumar, Aishwarya read the script, heard the first narration and signed on the dotted line in two weeks. She was always the first choice for the team and is extremely excited about the film and the message it spreads,” said the source.
And did you know Aish basically plays a ‘rockstar’ in the film? “The story revolves around a fat girl who is Anil Kapoor’s daughter, who is obsessed about losing weight. Aishwarya plays a singer diva like Madonna and Beyonce and the girl meets her and inspired by Ash who tells her she shouldn’t worry about her weight but just be herself. Aishwarya becomes this young girl’s inspiration and helps her to develop her true potential and shine.”
We’re hella excited for this one!