The makers of Fanney Khan that stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in important roles have released two versions of a song in their film. The first version of the song was titled Mere Acche Din Kab Aayenge and it was released a week ago. Later, the song was used by many social media users to target the government. They used it in the context of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political slogan Acche Din that he used during the general elections of 2014.

Now, another version of the song has hit the internet. It’s from the same film and is titled Mere Achche Din Ab Aaye Re. There are reports that the makers may pull down the original track. Mid-Day has quoted a source as saying, “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.”

Atul Manjrekar, the director of Fanney Khan, says that he ‘cut a new video’ because the song was taking unnecessary ‘political colour.’ “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,” he told the tabloid.

Fanney Khan will hit the screens on August 3, 2018.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 17:16 IST

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