Nushrratt Bharuccha was the leading lady in the first instalment, which was released in 2019.
Last Updated: 03.15 AM, Aug 23, 2023
After Nushrratt Bharuccha expressed her disappointment in not being a part of Dream Girl 2, the lead cast of the film, Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday, reacted to her statement. During an exclusive interaction with OTTplay, the actors revealed it was the "producer's call" and all is well between them.
When asked by Ayushmann how he perceives Nushrratt's statement, the actor told us, "It's actually a producer's call. And also, it's a new story. So it's not taking the same story forward. So it was imperative to have a new character introduced to this family. And you know, a big hug to Nushrratt; she is a great performer, a great friend, and her promo looks great on Akelli. We have invited each other for screenings, so it's all good."
Adding to the same, Ananya shared, "Ayushmann said it perfectly. I loved the first film in general. She is a chilled-out girl, and we have met so many times. Sometimes, in the media, people really tend to talk about it when there are no bad vibes."
Here's what Nushrratt Bharuccha said:
For the uninitiated, during an interaction with ETimes, Nushrratt said, "I was part of Dream Girl 1, and I love that whole team. I terribly miss working with them. But why they didn’t cast me in Dream Girl 2, I think only they can answer. I don’t know; there is no logic, and there is no answer to it. But why didn’t they cast me? 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."
Nushrratt Bharuccha reacts to Dream Girl 2 vs Akelli at the box office
Interestingly, Dream Girl 2 and Akelli are releasing on the same day. Talking about the same, the actor also stated, "I didn’t know my film was going to be released on the same day as Dream Girl 2. Technically, my film was to release on the 18th, but because of some censorship issues, we didn’t have permissions of a certain kind, so we had to delay it. We didn’t want to, but we had to. Raaj sir reacted to my story and said, ‘All the best’. And I responded to him, saying, ‘Sir, something is connected in our universe. I wasn’t in your film, but my second film is releasing on the same day’. So we have come to a place where we can smile about it."
Both films will release on August 25, 2023.