18th September 2023, Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurrana has orchestrated a remarkable comeback that has not only catapulted him back into the 100 Crore Club but has also seen him surge in star ranking, surpassing even the likes of KGF star Yash.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s last foray into the prestigious 100 Crore Club was with the 2019 hit ‘Bala.’ After a gap of four years, he has made a resounding entry into this coveted club with ‘Dream Girl 2.’ This milestone not only signifies a triumphant return but also underscores his enduring popularity and prowess as an actor in the Indian film industry.
The Star Power Index: A Unique Ranking System
In Star Power Index, also known as Star Ranking, actors are assigned points based on their films’ performance in esteemed box office clubs like the 100 Crore Club and the 200 Crore Club. For instance, a film entering the 100 Crore Club earns the actor 100 points, and this system extends to other milestones as well. Furthermore, actors receive 50 points each for films that secure a position in the list of top 10 overseas grossers.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s remarkable achievement with ‘Dream Girl 2’ has resulted in a substantial 100-point boost in his Star Ranking, bringing his total points tally to an impressive 450 points. This remarkable feat has allowed him to surpass KGF star Yash, who holds 400 points, firmly establishing Ayushmann’s position as a star of great repute in the Indian film industry.
The Phenomenal Success of ‘Dream Girl 2’
Released on August 25th, ‘Dream Girl 2’ has left an indelible mark at the Indian box office. Ayushmann Khurrana’s portrayal of Pooja/Karam has once again captured the hearts of audiences. The film, which also stars Ananya Panday as Pari, made a significant leap in collections on August 31st, accumulating a total of Rs 67 crore.
However, the true test of ‘Dream Girl 2’s’ box office performance lies ahead as it faces competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan,’ which hit theaters on September 7th. The coming days will reveal how ‘Dream Girl 2’ fares in the midst of this cinematic showdown.
The Unique Narrative of ‘Dream Girl 2’
‘Dream Girl 2’ takes audiences on a delightful journey through the life of a small-town boy named Karam, played by Ayushmann Khurrana. His earnest attempts to lead a conventional life in Mathura take an unexpected turn when he falls in love with Pari, portrayed by Ananya Panday. However, life has a penchant for throwing curveballs, and Karam’s life spirals into delightful chaos. In a twist of fate, Karam becomes Pooja, adding further layers of complexity to his already topsy-turvy life. Directed by Raaj Shaandilya and produced by Ektaa R Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures, ‘Dream Girl 2’ promises a unique and entertaining narrative.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s triumphant return to the 100 Crore Club and his elevation in star ranking is a testament to his enduring appeal and acting prowess. As he continues to entertain audiences with his remarkable performances, ‘Dream Girl 2’ stands as a shining example of his ability to connect with viewers.
By Yashika Desai