‘Jo magnifying glass leke baithe hain…’

‘Jo magnifying glass leke baithe hain…’

Ayushmann Khurrana stated Dream Girl 2 is “for the outright massy comedy commercial single-screen small-town audience”.

After a string of commercial flops namely Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek, Doctor G, and An Action Hero, Ayushmann Khurrana has finally tasted box office success with his recent comedy Dream Girl 2, which has earned over Rs 65 crore in its first week of release since August 25.

In a recent interview, the National Award-winning actor stated that his film should not be watched with a ‘magnifying glass’ and has the audience as Sunny Deol’s action-packed blockbuster Gadar 2, which has collected over Rs 450 crore at the box office and is on course to enter the Rs 500 crore club.

Speaking with Bollywood Hungama, Ayushmann said, “Ek baat mere mann mein clear thi ki ye film unn logo ke liye hai hi nahi jo magnifying glass le ke baithe hain. Ye clear tha. Agar wo aap dimag se nikaal de (The one thing I was clear about was that this film isn’t for those who have a magnifying glass ready in their hands. That was clear. If you can ignore that) This is for the outright massy comedy commercial single-screen small-town audience. Jo Gadar 2 ki audience hai, wohi iski audience hai. Aap logic nahi laga sakte isme (It has the same audience as Gadar 2. You can’t apply logic here). There’s a crazy suspension of disbelief in the film.”
“Isme aap intricacies mein nahi ja sakte. Waise koi message nahi hai film ke andar. But dekha jaye toh it’s also inclusive enough. Matlab halka sa LGBTQ chhoo ke jati hai. Jo Abhishek Banerjee ka character last mein bolta hai, ‘Love is love.’ There’s an acceptance. There is a Muslim family jinki shadi ek Sardar se ho rahi hai, ek Hindu se ho rahi hai. Toh jo desi janta hai, unko toh lagega ye progressive hai. Par jo magnifying glass le ke baithe hain, wo galtiyan nikaal sakte hain. Unke liye ye film hai hi nahi (You can’t go into the intricacies of this film. There’s no message as such, but it’s inclusive enough. There’s a slight touch of LGBTQ representation. Abhishek Banerjee’s character says ‘Love is love’ at the end. So there’s acceptance. A Muslim family is marrying into a Sardar, a Hindu. So the mass audience will find it progressive. But those who scan with a magnifying glass will point out mistakes. This film is not for them)”, the actor further added.

Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa who also helmed the first part in 2019, Dream Girl 2 also stars Ananya Panday, Paresh Rawal, annu Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee, and Manjot Singh in supporting roles.

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