Remember the adorable romantic comedy "Dream Girl" that Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrratt Bharuccha rocked in back in 2019? Well, it's been two years, but the magic of their story and fantastic performances still lingers in our hearts. Fast forward to 2023, and get ready for "Dream Girl 2," the sequel that has everyone buzzing. However, this time, Ananya Panday will be seen alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.
Fans were thrilled to hear about the sequel, but a twist caught many by surprise. Ananya Panday was announced as the new leading lady, taking over from Nushrratt Bharuccha. Nushrratt, who charmed us all in the original, has openly shared her disappointment about not being chosen for the sequel.ALSO READ: Ayushmann, Ananya, Nushrratt & others reunite for Raaj Shaandilyaa's birthday & 'Dream Girl 2' triumph
In a recent interview with chat with ETimes, Nushrratt revealed that she was saddened by not being cast in "Dream Girl 2." She expressed her love for the first film's team and how she genuinely missed working with them. Nushrratt was open about her feelings, saying, "I am a human being, so of course it hurts. And of course it feels unfair. But I get it, it is their decision. Cool, no problem.”
Adding to the interesting turn of events, Nushrratt's highly-anticipated film, "Akelli," is set to release on the same day as "Dream Girl 2." This unexpected box office clash had Nushrratt reacting with grace. She shared that her film was originally meant to release on a different date but faced delays due to certain permissions. She also shared a heartwarming exchange with the director of "Dream Girl 2," Raj, highlighting the curious connection between their films' release dates.
Directed by Pranay Meshram, "Akelli" follows the story of a brave Indian girl who finds herself alone in war-torn Iraq. Facing daunting challenges, she fights against all odds to survive.ALSO READ: "The standing ovation that our film received was an unforgettable moment" - Abhishek Banerjee on 'Stolen'