'I couldn't commit to the project due to date issues': Madhvan on opting out of Fanney Khan

The actor was approached for the role of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's love interest, which will now be done by Rajkummar Rao.

Mumbai: National award winning-actor Rajkummar Rao has come on board Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Fanney Khan'.

The actor, who was recently praised for his performance in 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', will join Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Divya Dutta in the new film.

Mehra announced the news on Twitter by welcoming Rao aboard.

Earlier, there were reports about Madhavan being a part of the film, but the actor has confirmed he dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

"I loved the script and was really keen to be part of an interesting ensemble like 'Fanney Khan', unfortunately, I couldn't commit to the project due to date issues. I wish the team of all the luck," Madhavan said in a statement.

While Arora said, "I think Madhavan is one of the finest actors we have today. I look forward to working with him in the future".

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