Know who inspired Ayushmann Khurrana for his role in Dream Girl 2

Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, the film also stars Ananya Panday, Abhishek Banerjee, Paresh Rawal in key roles
Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Dream Girl 2 in which he plays the role of a cross dresser.

The actor has revealed that to get the part correct, he sought inspiration from the likes of Kamal Haasan in Chachi 420 (1997), Aamir Khan in Baazi (1993) and Govinda in Aunty No. 1 (1998), all of whom have at one point taken up the role of a cross-dresser.

Talking about the same Khurrana shared, “True disruptors of cinema are my cinematic inspirations and what Kamal Haasan sir did in Chachi 420, Aamir Khan sir did in Baazi and Govinda sir did in Aunty No. 1 are truly defining moments for an actor. I was mesmerised and blown away, looking at how brilliant they are to pull off playing a woman on screen. It was mind-boggling, to say the least.”

He further mentioned, “So, for Dream Girl (2019) and now Dream Girl 2, I would say that they have inspired me to even attempt to pull off a character who dresses up as a woman when stuck in a situation that leads to comedy of errors. My character of Pooja in Dream Girl 2 is an ode to these brilliant actors and the magic and entertainment they have provided to people in theatres.”

"I hope people love my performance in Dream Girl 2. I have worked very hard to bring Pooja to audiences. I love to watch people smile when they come to watch a film, and I hope Dream Girl 2 delivers this to the maximum,” he added.

Dream Girl 2 is the sequel to the actor’s 2019 release Dream Girl which also starred Nushrratt Bharuccha. The sequel stars Ananya Panday alongside Khurrana.

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