Finding Fanny is an upcoming English/Hindi satirical film, directed and written by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films and presented by Fox Star Studios. Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor will feature in prominent roles. The film is based on a road trip set in Goa and follows the journey of five characters.
Naseeruddin Shah as Ferdie
Dimple Kapadia as Rosalina “Rosie” Eucharistica
Pankaj Kapur as Don Pedro Cleto Colaco
Deepika Padukone as Angie
Arjun Kapoor as Savio Da Gama
Anjali Patil as Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes (special appearance)
Ranveer Singh as Gabo (special appearance)
Homi Adajania had finished writing the script of Finding Fanny by 2009, 4 years after his first directorial venture Being Cyrus released. However, casting for the film became an issue as it was an offbeat film—Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor were initially offered roles in the films, though they turned their respective parts down. Dinesh Vijan had suggested against making the film, advising Adajania that “you are going to make a Hinglish film which only 10 people will see.” Hence, Adajania postponed the film and went on to direct Cocktail instead. During the shooting of Cocktail, his narration of the story to lead actress Deepika Padukone had impressed her, and she expressed her desire to be a part of the film.
The film will premiere in India on August 25, 2014 and is scheduled for release worldwide on September 12, 2014.