For those who don’t know, ‘Fanney Khan’ is Anil Kapoor and Aishwariya Rai’s upcoming film directed by Atul Manjrekar. It’s a remake of a critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film Everybody’s Famous.
To promote the film, makers of Fanney Khan released ‘Mere Achhe Din Kab Ayenge’ song on 20th July which revolved around the struggles of Anil Kapoor as a common man.
However, people on the internet took it out of context and used the song title as an opportunity to troll the Modi Government as it was also BJP’s slogan during 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The song got so politicized that the makers also felt the heat and decided to release a new version of the song, “Achche Din Ab Aaye Re.”
A source told Mid-Day, “After the first version came out, a lot of people online used it to attack the Central Government and question Modi on his promise of achche din. The song was getting politicised needlessly. The producers also got a few calls from high places, after which they decided to release the new version. They are even contemplating pulling down the original song.”
“We cut a new video and released it now because our song was unnecessarily taking a political colour. It didn’t strike us that this is also the slogan of the government. We didn’t expect such a reaction. Fanney Khan is a simple film about a cab driver and his dreams. I hope people see the song in the right context and not misconstrue it,” director Atul told Mid-Day.