During the promotion of his upcoming film Dream Girl 2, Ayushmann Khurrana spoke about the challenges the actor underwent to activate the feminine energy for his character 'Pooja' in the film.
From wearing ladies perfume to shaving after every hour, the actor shared how he constantly had to switch between two roles of Karam and Pooja, while simultaneously ensuring that his comic timing and punch lines are on point.
Talking about the preparations he went through for this film, Khurrana said, “The most important work was on makeup, costume and VFX. Apart from that there has to be certain empathy. You have to awaken your feminine side.”
“For this film I was wearing ladies perfumes while shooting. I also used to play a song for my entry, so that the feminine energy gets activated, and then I can portray it on the big screen. Its not very easy, but a challenging role,” he shared.
“I used to shoot in 44 degrees in Mathura’s sun, with makeup, hair and ‘assembled’ things, that you can see in the film, is very difficult. After every four hours my beard used to grow, so I had to shave many times. It was not easy,” said the 38-year-old actor.
Dream Girl 2 is the sequel to sleeper hit 2019 comedy drama Dream Girl which starred Nushrratt Bharuccha, Annu Kapoor and Abhishek Banerjee.
The film will see Abhishek Banerjee, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Manjot Singh reprise their characters from the original while Ananya Panday, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa, and Asrani are new in the franchise.
Helmed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and produced by Ektaa R Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, Dream Girl 2 will release on August 25 in theatres.