A crew member was seriously injured on the sets of Fanney Khan, an upcoming film starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, on Sunday in Mumbai. The film’s shooting was in progress at the city’s Flora Fountain area when a motorbike hit the film’s third assistant director.
The shot involved Aishwarya hailing a cab but in the middle of the shot, a bike hit the assistant director when she was crossing the road. As she had plugged headphones connected to her walkie talkie, she did not hear the sound of the approaching bike.
The filmmakers said in a statement, “In an unfortunate accident yesterday, one of our assistant directors, sustained injuries during the shoot in Mumbai when a motorcycle rider crashed into her. She was given first aid and taken to the nearest hospital for further treatment. She is completely fine now and will soon join the crew for the shoot. The police are dealing with the errant motorcyclist.”
The film stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao besides Aishwarya. The film has Anil Kapoor as a father and an aspiring singer while Aishwarya plays a glamorous singer. Rajkummar is Aishwarya’s love interest in the film. Its is a remake of Oscar-nominated film, Everybody’s Famous! and is the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar. Fanney Khan is slated to release in April next year.