‘Fanney Khan’: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra finds himself among the top trends of Twitter
After a fan took to Twitter to thank Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for depicting the inspirational story of a girl fighting body shaming in ‘Fanney Khan’, Twitterati also applauded the filmmaker for making inspirational films. ‘Fanney Khan’ touches upon the issue of body shaming; and a girl who faces the similar problem in her life, resonated with the film and took to social media to thank the filmmaker.
A fan named Alina Saha uploaded a video to thank the filmmaker for choosing to deliver a story like ‘Fanney Khan’ which aptly depicts the struggles of someone who gets body shamed on a daily basis.
I watched Fanney Khan and I was very touched by Lata’s story. Even I have gone through body shaming and I couldn’t stop myself from making this video. Thank You Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for choosing this topic. It means a lot to young girls like me. @RakeyshOmMehra @fanneykhanfilm pic.twitter.com/OSzzaYBiIc
— Alina Saha (@alina_cutiepie) August 6, 2018
Soon after Alina’s tweet, Twitterati too praised and thanked Mehra for making films which touch upon real issues. And the man found himself on the top India trends of Twitter.
Directed by Atul Manjrekar, ‘Fanney Khan’, revolves around the story of Anil Kapoor and his on-screen daughter Lata Sharma played by Pihu Sand, who is an aspirational singer but bound by the society as she is fat shamed at every step in her life. Besides Anil and Pihu, the film also features Rajkummar Rao and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It hit the silver screens on August 3, clashing with Rishi Kapoor‘s ‘Mulk’ and Irrfan Khan‘s ‘Karwaan.’