You need a really talented man to play a woman, says Ekta Kapoor
Producer Ekta Kapoor says no one but Ayushmann Khurrana could’ve pulled off a film like “Dream Girl” as the actor bets on scripts and doesn’t go chasing names or numbers. In her upcoming production, Ayushmann will feature as a man who works as a female telecaller, Pooja, and flirts with customers.
“When I heard the script, I thought you need only one actor who can do these kinds of voice modulations, who will work that hard. I didn’t even know Ayushmann well but I was so sure, because I felt, that the man bets on scripts,” Ekta told reporters.
“He will not see how big the director is, his resume, or the number of films he’s done. He will read the script... it takes a lot to be a woman and a really talented man to play a woman,” she said at the trailer launch of “Dream Girl”.
The producer said the Raaj Shaandilyaa directed comedy isn’t about “sexual calling.” “It’s about making other people feel good. We live in a world where people make us feel small all the time. Boss, husband, your family, without knowing gaslight you so much...
“Sometimes telling your problem to a stranger or hearing them is healing. Why don’t we take a minute and relax? It can make so much of a difference,” she added.
In the movie, Ayushmann will be seen playing a living female mythological characters such as Sita and Radha in stage acts. Later, he turns into a female telecaller who flirt with male customers in seductive voice.
Nushrat Bharucha will play the love interest of Ayushmann Khurrana in the movie while Vijay Raaz and several other will be falling in love with Ayushmann’s female voice.
'Dream Girl' will also be the directorial debut for Raaj Shaandilyaa, however, he has worked as a screenwriter for films like Freaky Ali and Bhoomi.
Bankrolled by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, the movie is scheduled to release on September 13.
(With inputs from PTI)