Ayushmann Khurrana is the modern-day hero that everyone relates to. Now, he is a National Award winner with his brilliant performance in Andhadhun. After the hard-hitting drama Article 15, the actor is set for an upcoming comedy Dream Girl starring alongside Nushrat Bharucha. The trailer was unveiled on August 12 in which Ayushmann beautifully transforms into the skin of a woman, through his voice.
Talking about winning National Award at the trailer launch, Ayushmann Khurrana said, “It is overwhelming. It feels surreal. I still have butterflies in my stomach. It adds responsibility on me, too. My approach towards work has always been serious and, even though I am not very serious person in real life, I have always approached scripts with that mentality and sensibility. It has worked till now; I hope it works in the future as well.”
Talking about his dream role, he said, “When you come to Mumbai, you create a certain perception in your mind because you’ve grown up on Hindi films. I thought Shah Rukh Khan‘s character in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na would be my dream role. Then I thought Aamir’s character in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and even Amitabh sir’s character in Shakti was my dream role.”
“I never thought I would arrive as a sperm donor and then do Dream Girl or an Article 15. The script writers today think ten steps ahead of perhaps what I can think. They surprise you with different characters,” he added.
“After hearing the script, I felt there is only one actor who could pull off the kind of voice modulation that the role required. I told (director) Raaj (Shaandilyaa) that he (Ayushmann) bets on scripts, he will not see how big the director is or how many films he has done. He will only read the script,” said Ekta Kapoor, at the film’s trailer launch. She further added, “It takes a lot to play a woman, and he has that ability. You have to be a really talented man to play a woman.”
Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl stars Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh, Annu Kapoor and Abhishek Banerjee in key roles. The rom-com is slated to release on September 13.