'None of the mainstream actors have played a role like this': Ayushmann Khurrana on Ekta Kapoor's Dream Girl


From Vicky Donor and Bareilly Ki Barfi to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, AndhaDhun, Badhaai Ho and the recently-released Article 15, Ayushmann Khurrana has emerged as Bollywood's poster boy for unconventional films. He not only won a National Award recently for his performance in Sriram Raghavan’s thriller AndhaDhun, he is gearing up for another quirky entertainer, Dream Girl. The Ekta Kapoor production features him as a man who can talk in a female voice and his actions lead to hilarious consequences. “That’s a first even for me, I have three to four different looks. The protagonist’s ability to speak in both male and female voices is the film’s core,” he told a leading daily.

Interestingly, in the film, he also plays Seeta in the Ramleela. Admitting that he likes to do tricky roles, Ayushmann pointed out, “None of the mainstream actors have played a role like this, but I love doing tricky stuff though I was scared to wear a saree on the first day. It got easier as we went along though I still don’t know how to drape one. But eventually, it’s all about how you internalise the character and get the body language right." 

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Further terming Dream Girl as his funniest project by far, the actor quipped, “I laughed out loud during the narration,” revealing that it’s not just about the humour, but the message the film conveys. “As an actor, one needs to be socially responsible. I’m all for middle-of-the-road cinema with a concept which is novel and married perfectly with entertainment," Ayushmann added. 

Dream Girl is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh and Abhishek Banerjee in key roles. The rom-com is slated to hit theatres on September 13.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)