Veteran actor Annu Kapoor has teamed up with actor Ayushmann Khurrana for "Dream Girl", seven years after "Vicky Donor". Annu, who essayed to role of a doctor Baldev Chaddha in "Vicky Donor", will be playing the actor's father in the upcoming film. Ayushmann, who is celebrating seven years of his cinematic journey, on Sunday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Annu. "It was quite surreal that the day we completed seven years of 'Vicky Donor', we shot together for 'Dream Girl' where Annu Kapoor sir plays my father," he captioned the image.
Released in 2012, "Vicky Donor" directed by Shoojit Sircar, is based on sperm donation and infertility. It also featured Yami Gautam. It won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award at the 60th National Film Awards. It also was remade in Telugu as "Naruda Donoruda" starring Sumanth and Pallavi Subhash.
As Vicky Donor clocked seven years, Ayushmann Khurrana took to Instagram to share a heart-melting post. The actor said that the film allowed an "outsider" like him in the film industry to dream big. "First film is always your most special one. 'Vicky Donor' has given me so much love that I will be forever indebted to the film and my director Shoojit Sircar. It was the start of my cinematic journey and it made me learn a lot and shaped me as an artiste," Ayushmann said in a statement. He added, "The film's incredible success gave an outsider like me, a sense of confidence that I can afford to dream and maybe dream big. It was a pleasure to meet and get to know the entire cast and crew of this brilliant film and I thank Shoojit-da (director Shoojit Sircar) for his belief in me."
The actor also shared a video on his Instagram remembering his first film. Check out below.
On the related note, "Dream Girl" also stars Nushrat Bharucha. This will be the first time Nushrat and Ayushmann will be seen sharing screen space. The upcoming comedy drama film is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and is co-produced by Ekta and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures.
(With IANS inputs)