Aishwarya Rai's Next Co-Star Will Surprise You!
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Aishwarya Rai's Next Co-Star Will Surprise You!

Find out who will romance the beautiful actress in Fanney Khan

All the suspense behind Aishwarya Rai’s upcoming film Fanney Khan has finally come to an end. It was previously revealed that Anil Kapoor will star alongside the gorgeous Aishwarya, but will not play her love interest in the film.

There has been a lot of speculation around the male lead opposite Aishwarya, with names like Vicky Kaushal, Rajkummar Rao and R Madhavan floating at the surface. However, Pinkvilla recently reported that the filmmakers have zeroed in on R Madhavan to star opposite the beautiful actress.

A source close to the film revealed, “For the last couple of weeks the producers, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Bhushan Kumar and Prernaa Arora along with Aishwarya have been locked in a bitter struggle to find the right hero opposite the actress. There was a choice between Madhavan and RajKummar Rao with Aishwarya and Prernaa on one side opting for Rao and Mehra insisting on Madhavan. Ash, who likes to be involved in each and every aspect of a film, and Prernaa wanted the younger Rao to romance the actress in the film while Mehra was extremely impressed by Madhavan’s acting abilities. The discussions kept going on till the solution was finally cracked late on Wednesday afternoon – and the answer was Madhavan!”

Well, now that the decision has been made, it looks like Aishwarya will have to wait for another film to work alongside the talented Rao. Aishwarya and Madhavan were last seen together in Mani Ratnam's Guru, however, not as each other’s love interests.

The source further revealed, “The film is about a pushy dad (Anil Kapoor) who is desperate to have his daughter succeed as a singer. He kidnaps the most famous pop star (Aishwarya) in the country and holds her hostage demanding a television appearance for his daughter. The story is manipulated later by the singer’s manager (a scheming, ruthless man who will do anything to keep his singer in the news and yet romantically linked to her) and the climax which is different from Everybody’s Famous and ends with a twist. While both Rao and Madhavan are talented actors, Mehra felt that Madhavan had an edge to play a slightly gray character because of his sheer experience, brilliant, understated performances and the kind of films he’s done. He argued till he got his way and that’s how Madhavan got to play this role. Needless to say, it’s a choice which has not made Aishwarya very happy but she’s also a professional so she will have to grin and bear it.”

What do you think about the final casting? Who would you prefer starring opposite Aishwarya?