Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar in next film 'Fanne Khan'

She will be playing the role of a fan of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar in the movie. Photograph:( Bollywoodlife.com )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 07.52 AM (IST)

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will next be seen in Atul Manjrekar's film "Fanne Khan" where she is said to pay a tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. 

As a huge fan of Lata Mangeshkar in real life, Aishwarya seems excited to pay a tribute to the singer as she plays the role of a singer in the film. Added to that, she is shown to be a big fan of the singer in the film too. 

As reported in DNA, a source close to the actress said, “She plays a popular singer in the film and a fan of Lata. You can’t escape Lata’s influence if you’re playing a singer.”

For the film, producer Prernaa Arora has been trying to acquire the rights for a few of Lata’s famous melodies.

“Apart from a few original tracks, Aishwarya will also recreate a few of Lata’s numbers. That isn’t the film’s only connection with Lata. Anil Kapoor’s daughter, who plays an aspiring singer, is named Lata,” said the source according to the report. 

When told the same to Lata, she replied, “It is good to hear that she is fond of my singing. I think I sang for her for the first time in Mohabbatein. The song 'Humko Humhi Se Chura Lo' was a hit. It’s a beautiful melody and Aishwarya looked lovely lip-syncing it.”