This has been quite a year for Rajkummar Rao, with his last film, Newton being selected as the official entry to the Oscars. After garnering a great applause for his movies, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Newton, he is all set to romance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Fanney Khan. The National Award winning actor filled in the shoes of R Madhavan, who was earlier approached for the film, but later oped out due to work commitments. The actor will be seen romancing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the comedy film that has Anil Kapoor playing the lead role. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will be seen essaying the role of a famous actor while Anil will be seen playing the role of the father of a troubled teenager.

Yesterday, at the trailer launch of his next film, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Rajkummar was asked about romancing Aishwarya in Fanney Khan, to which the talented actor said, “Yes, the shoot of Fanney Khan has started but I still have to start shooting with her (Aishwarya). It is a great experience.” When he was asked about the kind of chemistry the two characters will be sharing on screen, Rajkummar said, “It is H2SO4 types. There is a love angle between us and I am looking forward to it. I am a little nervous about romancing the most beautiful lady of the world.” (ALSO READ: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Trailer: Shocking Twist Makes Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda’s Arranged-Cum-Love Marriage Unmissable)

Anyone who has seen Aishwarya in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as the sensuous and seductive Sabah Taliyar Khan, will understand Rajkummar’s nervousness. We honestly can’t wait to see these two share screen space for the first time in Fanney Khan. Helmed by Atul Manjrekar and produced by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra and KriArj Entertainment, the film is slated to release in April next year. It will also have Aishwarya and Anil sghare acreen space after 17 years.