Ayushmann Khuranna plays Sita, Draupadi, Radha in Dream Girl, says director Raaj Shaandilyaa
The director said Dream Girl is set in Mathura and Ayushmann Khuranna will be heard speaking Haryanvi and Hindi languages in the local accent.Updated: May 02, 2019, 16:44 IST
Filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa has said his directorial debut Dream Girl will show Ayushmann Khuranna donning the roles of Sita, Draupadi and Radha from Hindu mythology. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the film is slated to be released in September.
“I can’t reveal much about the film but the title fairly reveals the story. What I can tell you is that Ayushmann becomes Sita from Ramayana, Draupadi from Mahabharata and Radha from Krishna Leela. Now why he becomes them and how, that’s what the story is about,” Shaandilyaa said.
The director said the film is set in Mathura and Ayushmann will be heard speaking Haryanvi and Hindi languages in the local accent. Shaandilyaa praised the Andhadhun star for his hard work and dedication. “Ayushmann is a very simple, sincere actor. There’s no ego or attitude in him. He works like it’s his first film. When an actor is so flexible and giving, it immensely helps the film. Working with him is like making one of the most wonderful films of your life,” he said.
The director said the inception of “Dream Girl” can be traced back to 2013, when his co-writer Nirman approached him with the concept. “I was busy with Welcome Back and Comedy Circus (show) and so we could never really sit down and discuss the script. In 2015, we revisited the concept. “I felt it was difficult to make it at that point as the story was quite raw. Then we went to Igatpuri (in Maharashtra), where I gave myself a day to work on the story. We completed half of the screenplay within a day,” he added.
Starting his career in 2006, Shaandilyaa has written around 600 scripts for comics Kapil Sharma, Krushna Abhishek and Sudesh Lehri combined as the lead writer and content director for Comedy Circus. Writing for comedy shows came in handy for Dream Girl, the director said.
“Writing dialogues was the main work that we did on those shows. As I used to churn out four-five scripts for TV quickly, it helped me a lot with this film,” he added.
Dream Girl also stars Nushrat Bharucha and Manjot Singh.
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