The teaser of Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Dream Girl 2’ has been released. In this, in the voice of character Pooja, Ayushmann Khurrana is seen talking directly to Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan character. There were rumors in the trade that Shah Rukh himself has lent his voice for the film. Although the film’s director Raaj Shandilya has rejected it.
Raj said, ‘Obviously everyone knows how busy Shahrukh sir is. He himself was not present. Because of this, the voice in this is that of a mimicry artist. The idea of using his voice came only after the popularity of Pathan. We all were figuring out that there are many fans of Pooja. In such a situation, whose call should come to Pooja first? We thought that Pooja keeps getting calls from common people. Why not get a call from a celebrity this time? Obviously, who else could have been the name of that celebrity other than Pathan?
Raj further said, ‘We didn’t need to take the rights to use Shahrukh sir’s voice as Pathan. Of course we had informed them that we were doing this. Then we recently shot the teaser with Pathan’s voice over in just one day. As for the story this time, it will also remain in the ambit of family comedy. We have kept the world as in Part 1, but have changed the essence of that character in the form of Pooja. This time also the story is set in Mathura and Vrindavan. The songs will also remain all original. There will not be a single recreated song in it. Surely there will be a new version of the song ‘Jo Dil Ka Telephone’.
This time Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa are associated with the film for additional characters. Last time the heroine was Nusrat Bharucha. But this time Ananya Pandey will be in that role. Rest of the old actors will also be there, like Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee etc.
Talking about this, Raaj Shandilya said, ‘This time we have come up with a new story. So here we needed a new actress. Ananya has done justice to her character. We have kept the accent spoken in Mathura and Braj here.
Paresh Rawal is in the role of Abhishek Banerjee’s father. Paresh Rawal was not in the first part. Abhishek Banerjee was definitely in the role of Nusrat Bharucha’s brother in the first part. Here Manoj Joshi is in the role of actress Ananya Pandey’s father. Raaj Shandilya did not cast Nusrat this time, but he is going to bring the second part of Jaari very soon in the public interest. They are going to announce it along with Raj and Nusrat.
According to media reports, Raj Shandilya is also going to direct Hera Pheri 3. About this he says, ‘Now things are going on. I was approached for this film. Now I have to meet him. Then let’s see what happens? As for the question of how to approach it as a creative, if I become a part of it, I would like to keep the world of ‘Hera Pheri’ as it is. I am a big fan of that film. If I write or direct it, I want to direct it and I want people to laugh more when they see it. For this reason, I want that the actors who play him should not change.