Ayushmann Khurrana started his Bollywood career with an off-beat film, to begin with, Vicky Donor. Bringing the subject of sperm donation with such subtlety and humor that none got offended, in a country where anything and everything can offend anyone. He may have tread his way up a bit slower than others but he never broke his streak to work in films that have a meaning, a message, are entertaining and need to be told. Movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Hawaizaada, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bareilly Ki Barfi made it apparent that he is here to do quality cinema and will continue to do so.
If among the ladies, Radhika Apte has her name in bold, for the year 2018 belonged to her, among the men, Ayushmann Khurrana took the cake. With movies like Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, he served us with two of the best movies made in the history of Bollywood. Every film he takes up, he leaves fans guessing and excited for what’s next for him. A similar thing happened when he put out an interesting movie announcement video last year, in December, where he confirmed that he would be seen next in and as Dream Girl. Here’s the video, have a look:
He also took to his Instagram to share his and the film’s first look where he can be seen donning a bright yellow saree with matching glass bangles and is seated on a scooter. Like all of his films, this too looks quite quirky and fun. Here’s the poster:
As whacky as it can get! Here’s the first glimpse of my look in and as #DreamGirl. Thoughts?
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Nothing much was spoken about the movie until recently, when, in an interview, Ayushmann Khurrana was asked to spill the beans on the character he is playing the movie, Dream Girl. He revealed,
“Dream Girl is really unique, really interesting because I get to wear a saree in the film. It’s about a guy who plays Sita in Ram Leela. Traditionally, in our country, we have all seen guys playing Sita, so I’m one of those. He has the unique talent of taking out voices of both male and female. It’s like a full-on commercial film.”
The movie sounds to be fairly very interesting. We would see a saree clad Ayushmann for the first time and going by the looks of it, he will pull that off too like a boss, or should we say, girl boss. Earlier, we had seen men wearing sarees in Rajkummar Rao starrer Stree last year. Aamir Khan too in several Tata Sky and Godrej ads has dressed up as a woman among many avatars that he took on in those creative ads. If done the part well, the movie can be another blockbuster hit by Khurrana.
The movie is being produced under Ekta Kapoor’s production banner, Balaji Motion Pictures. The director is Raaj Shaandilyaa. Pyaar ka Punchnama actor, Nushrat Bharucha has been roped in to play Ayushmann’s love interest in the film and this is the first time that the two have been cast opposite each other. Major chunks of the movie are being shot in Mumbai and Mathura. No official release date has been announced yet.