Ayushmann Khurrana was unsure if Ananya Panday would fit into Dream Girl milieu | Bollywood


Ayushmann Khurrana is coming back with the sequel of his 2019 blockbuster comedy Dream Girl. However, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the actor revealed that he was unsure if Ananya Panday would be the right choice for the leading lady in Dream Girl 2. (Also Read: Ayushmann used to imitate woman’s voice whenever his girlfriend’s call was picked up by her dad)

Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday in Dream Girl 2
Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday in Dream Girl 2

Ayushmann’s confession on Ananya’s casting

“I was always thinking that she’s an urban girl, and how she’d get accustomed to the milieu of Mathura, a city from tier-2 India. But she adapted really well. Every 10 km, the accent changes in our country. But she was bang on with the accent,” Ayushmann said in the interview.

“If you’re a Bombay girl, it’s tough to catch those accents. Main toh phir bhi Hindi bolta hu, Hindi mein sochta hu toh mujhse phir bhi ho jata hai (I still manage to do it because I speak in Hindi, think in Hindi). But she’s done a great job in the film. And we’ve seen that in the past also, Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019). UP ki ek film kar chuki hai (She’s already done a film set in Uttar Pradesh),” He added.

Dream Girl franchise

The first instalment of the franchise, directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, released back in 2019. It starred Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role, as a professional late night caller who seduces lonely men in a woman’s voice. He introduces himself as Pooja. The film was set in Mathura.

Nushrrat Bharuccha played the leading lady in Dream Girl. However, in the sequel, which will see Ayushmann take the story to the next level by cross-dressing as a woman to con a bunch of lonely men, Ananya Panday will be seen in the lead role opposite Ayushmann. Annu Kapoor will reprise his role of Ayushmann’s father from the first film. Vijay Raaz and Abhishek Banerjee, who were among the lonely men, will also reprise their respective roles in the sequel.

Among the new additions to the star cast of Dream Girl 2 are comic legends like Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani and Manoj Joshi among others. Dream Girl 2 is slated to release in cinemas on August 25.


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