Dream Girl Proves Ayushmann Khurrana Is Not Afraid To Take The Leap

Dream  Girl was the  epithet  reserved for  the one and only Hema  Malini. It seems we now have a new Dream Girl.

Ayushmann Khurrana has  a truckload of fun in the trailer  of Dream  Girl, an out-and-out  comedy  directed by first-timer  Raaj Shandilya .Ayushmann plays a  straight  man  who doesn’t  fear  exploring the feminine side of his personality. When the  terrific  trailer  opens we see Ayushmann making a late  entry as  Sita in  an open-airRamayan performance .Before  the trailer  ends he reminds us that if the Mahabharata  had happened  in  the era of MeToo some characters would been in jail.

 The dialogues are cutting and  quirky,  hilarious  without trying to be over-cute or  consciously subtle. As his phone-sex  avatar Pooja  , Ayushmann  moulds his own voice to a feminine treble and comes  out sounding disturbingly sexy. In fact the trailer shows him collecting  a  slew of  admirers  of  both  sexes.

Undoubtedly  Dream  Girl would be one of the  funniest films of 2019. Among the  many things that I look forward  to  is the coming together of Ayushmann Khurrana and Anu Kapoor once again after  Vicky Donor. In the earlier film Kapoor urged Ayushmann to  become a sperm donor. Here he  encourages  Ayushmann to  masquerade as a woman on the phone for  business purposes.

The  trailer  had me  laughing hard at its irreverent tone and  audacious attitude. There  is an Emraan Hashmi joke  and a Diane Penty joke tucked in the folds of its furious humour. I  advice  the entire  film industry  and  the nation by extension  to develop  a sense of humour  before Dream Girl  releases  in September. Otherwise there will be a whole lot of righteous Indians gunning for film that  doesn’t care whom it offends , as long as  it does offend  those who  think they  are custodians  of  the nation’s morality.

Well, a  middle finger to them. Because Ayushmann Khurrana is not sorry  about draping the Sari.

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