"I am super stoked about Dream Girl 2!"
Ananya Panday will share the screen with Ayushmann Khurrana in Dream Girl 2.
Dream Girl was released in 2019 and it was a huge hit.
The film saw Ayushmann play Karam Singh, a call centre worker who puts on a woman’s voice and pretends to be Pooja in order to entertain the fantasies of single male callers.
There had been speculation about a possible sequel and now, fans have got their first glimpse.
The teaser featured Karam and two other men discussing the real-life trends that have shaken Bollywood. This includes the box office failures and boycott culture.
In the clip, one says: “Bollywood has got evil’s eye.”
Karam responds: “Yes brother, that is why I am playing movies on DVD and still it is not working, hence I came to Mathura.”
Karam then puts on sunglasses and dials a phone number.
His female alter-ego Pooja answers. ‘Pooja’ then reveals the actors who will be in Dream Girl 2.
Stars who will be in the film include Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa, Manjot Singh and Abhishek Banerjee.
‘Pooja’ then says “and” but is interrupted by Ananya Panday, who declares that she will also be in the film.
Ayushmann turns around as he displays a stunned look.
The teaser ends with the announcement that the sequel will release on June 29, 2023.
Ananya will play Ayushmann’s love interest in the film but in a turn of events, Karam becomes Pooja, creating more chaos in his already chaotic life.
The film will be directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa.
On reprising his role, Ayushmann said:
“I am super stoked about Dream Girl 2! This is my second outing with Balaji Motion Pictures and I am thankful to Ekta [Kapoor] that she has carried this franchise forward and made it bigger.
“I have found a friend in Raaj and it’s exciting to team up with him again.
“Ananya Panday has been paired with me and I am looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction to our chemistry.
“Along with a cracking ensemble cast of Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa, Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Asrani Saab; Dream Girl 2 is sure to take the audiences on a hilarious rollercoaster ride.”
Ananya said: “I am excited to be a part of Dream Girl 2 and working with the dream team of Ayushmann Khurrana, one of the finest actors of Bollywood and the true boss lady Ekta Kapoor herself.
“I’m so grateful to be working with the most talented ensemble and of course the captain of our ship, the super Raaj sir.”
“This one is going to be a treat for all those who loved Dream Girl. Can’t wait for the audiences to see it.”
Ayushmann will also star in Doctor G opposite Rakul Preet Singh.
Meanwhile, Ananya was last seen in Liger.