Nushrratt Bharuccha revealed that she had no explanation or reasoning for why she had been replaced and that she was disappointed and hurt by the choice of the producers.
In the 2019 comedy Dream Girl, Nushrratt Bharuccha portrayed the female lead opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. Recently, Nushrratt opened up about her disappointment at not being chosen for the sequel, Dream Girl 2, which has Ananya Panday as the new heroine. The actress added in an interview that she had no explanation or reasoning for why she had been replaced and that she was disappointed and hurt by the choice of the producers.
While speaking with ETimes, the actress said, “I was a 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.”
For the uninformed, Nushratt's movie Akelli also hits theaters on the same day Dream Girl 2 does with its debut. She expressed surprise at the coincidence, saying, “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 censor issues, we didn’t have permissions of certain kind and we had to delay it. We didn’t want to, but had to. Raj 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.”
In the film Akelli, the actress portrays a journalist who, while looking into an inestigation story, finds herself in a risky scenario. In addition to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, and Aditi Rao Hydari playing significant roles in the movie, it is directed by Pranay Meshram.
Nushrat Bharucha made her Bollywood debut in 2006. Since then, she has starred in a number of movies, including Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Chhalaang, and Ajeeb Daastaans.