Co-presented by leading production and distribution house, Fox Star Studios and Dinesh Vijan-Saif Ali Khan’s Illuminati films, the shooting of Homi Adajania’s quirky comedy Finding Fanny has finally come to an end.
The film stars Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor in the lead and revolves around a man who goes in search of his childhood love Stefanie (Fanny) Fernandes with a group of dysfunctional characters. The film is set in Goa and is a very hilarious and heartwarming bilingual film.
“Homi has a talent for cinematic storytelling, giving us diverse stories – be it a ‘Being Cyrus’ or ‘Cocktail’ and now we have a gem of a film in ‘Finding Fanny’. We are proud to add this wonderful, warm, quirky story to our stable. We are looking forward to partnering with Fox Star Studios, and hope to reach out to a wide audience globally,” Vijan said in a statement.
“We believe in Homi’s cinema and its ability to connect universally. We were blown away by the script and the film has lined up some of India’s most exciting talent. We are committed to releasing it across the globe,” he added.
Besides Deepika and Arjun, the film also sees Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles.
Finding Fanny is a special project for the director.
“I was offered some big ‘Cocktail’ type films after the success of it, but I really wanted to work on my own material and not just direct something for money,” he said.
The filmmakers also has only good words to say about his actors.
“Naseer and Dimple are a riot to work with. Pankaj is incredible. Deepika amazes me with her constant growth as an actor and Arjun was a revelation surpassing my expectations. The performances have been selfless and fantastic.”
“We all worked very hard but more importantly we had a blast and I promise you’ll see this on screen,” added Adajania.
‘Finding Fanny’ will be released worldwide July 4.