Aishwarya Rai’s next will tackle the issue of body shaming

Body shaming is a growing issue not just in Pakistan but pretty much everywhere in the world. Society has certain beauty idols that everybody is required to live up to and those who can’t have to bear the brunt. It can have damaging consequences. Fortunately, it’s an issue that is gaining traction in pop culture vernacular.

Body shaming is a growing issue not just in Pakistan but pretty much everywhere in the world. Society has certain beauty idols that everybody is required to live up to and those who can’t have to bear the brunt. It can have damaging consequences. Fortunately, it’s an issue that is gaining traction in pop culture vernacular. A promising example is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s upcoming film, Fanney Khan, which stars her alongside Anil Kapoor, and will tackle the subject of body shaming.

“It [Fanney Khan] is about the body shaming of a girl – most of the girls not just in India, but around the world go through,” the film’s producer Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra told IANS. “The male gaze thing or female gaze also, it’s very scary.”

He also added that Fanney Khan is a beautiful father and daughter story. “We have a new girl playing a 16-year-old daughter. It picks up the cause of a young girl in a big way and you will see the film in many layers. It’s about her aspirations of getting popular.”

Fanney Khan is said to be a remake of a Dutch film called Everybody’s Famous and will be directed by debutant Atul Manjrekar. It will also star R. Madhavan aside from Bachchan and Kapoor.

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