Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is all set to play a singing sensation in her upcoming next Fanney Khan, will make her entry with the song Mohabbat choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr and promises to match international concert standards.
The introductory song is touted to be one of the highlights of the musical family entertainer which also stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in pvotal roles.
Talking about 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”.
Apparently, 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, in order to keep up with the look and costumes.
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.”
“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,” Manjrekar added.
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 aspiring singer.
It is after 17 years Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are coming together for a film as they last appeared together in the acclaimed film Taal.
Directed by Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan is all set to release worldwide on August 3.