Mumbai, Aug 31: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra welcomed Rajkummar Rao as part of the cast of his production "Fanney Khan" on his birthday on Thursday.
"'Fanney Khan', Anil Kapoor, Divya Dutta, T-Series, KriArj Entertainment, Aishwarya, Welcome aboard Raj. Tighten your seat belt for the roller coaster," Mehra tweeted.
An official remake of the Oscar nominated Dutch film "Everybody's Famous", "Fanney Khan" will be directed by Atul Manjrekar and will star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor.
Earlier, it was reported that R. Madhavan may be cast opposite Aishwarya, and subsequently it sparked talks that the actress was upset over it as she was keen on Rajkummar instead.
However, just last week, the film's makers had rubbished these rumours.
Arjun N. Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment said the cast, including Aishwarya and Anil, are "deep into prep for their roles and as thorough professionals do not interfere in the process of casting for other roles".
Mehra earlier told IANS the film will take on body-shaming in a big way.