Ayushmann Khurrana, Ananya Panday together in Dream Girl 2

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Ayushmann Khurrana plays Pooja again in Dream Girl 2, the latest sequel. Photo: Balaji Telefilms / Hype PR/ Teaser Video Grab

In 2019, Dream Girl, a rom-com with a social message, was a massive success at the box-office and entered the 100 crore club. While social media has been abuzz and speculations have been rife about a second installment, Balaji Motion Pictures finally put all the rumors to rest by announcing the film and its release date. Ektaa R. Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and writer-director Raaj Shandilya reunite for Dream Girl 2 and this time with Ananya Panday joining the bandwagon.

The makers have dropped a teaser giving a sneak-peak into the second part of the franchise, which will have a worldwide release on June 29, 2023. This is the latest sequel that has been announced in the industry that has just seen one unequivocal hit among normal films, the sequel Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The only other Hindi hit, The Kashmir Files, is a sequel in spirit to The Tashkent Files, while highest grosser is KGF 2, another sequel, in its Hindi version of a Kannada blockbuster.

Ayushmann Khurrana will reprise his role as Pooja and Ananya Panday will play his lady love. Joining the leading pair will be a pool of actors known for their impeccable coming timing—Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa, Manjot Singh and Abhishek Banerjee.

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Dream Girl 2 traces the journey of a small-town boy, Karam (played by Ayushmann Khurrana) who is trying to live a serious life in Mathura and falls in love with Pari (played by Ananya Panday). But life is hell-bent on not taking him seriously. In a turn of events, Karam becomes Pooja which creates further chaos in his already chaotic life.

The film is produced by Ektaa R. Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures and will be a whacky, comic caper.

Ektaa says, “Ayushmann has always been my ‘Dream Girl’, be it in the original or in the upcoming sequel. The immense love that we got for Dream Girl got us to turn it into a franchise to bring more to the audiences. Audiences can expect double the fun, double the pun and a doubled dose of comedy in Dream Girl 2.”

Ayushmann adds, “I am super stoked!  This is my second outing with Balaji Motion Pictures and I am thankful to Ektaa that she has carried this franchise forward and made it bigger. I have found a friend in Raaj and it is exciting to team up with him again. Ananya Panday has been paired with me and I am looking forward to see the audience reaction to our chemistry.”

On joining the second installment, Ananya Panday said, “I am excited to be a part of Dream Girl 2 and about working with the dream team of Ayushmann Khurrana, one of the finest actors, and Ektaa R. Kapoor. I’m so grateful to be working with the most talented ensemble, and of course the captain of our ship, the super Raaj-sir.”

Sequels of Ayushmann Khurrana

Badhaai Do to Badhaai Ho

Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Sequels of Ananya Panday

Student of the Year 2 (Debut)

Sequels of Ektaa R. Kapoor

Kyaa Kool Hain Hum (3 films in franchise)

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai (2 films)

Raagini MMS (2 films but a web series)

Ek Villain (2 films)

 

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