Dostana 2: After Kartik Aaryan steps down; Makers consider Rajkummar Rao Or Vicky Kaushal

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Karan Johar had earlier announced a sequel to his 2008 hit comedy film Dostana that starred Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. The sequel was to star Kartik Aaryan, Janvhi Kapoor and debutant Lakshya Lalvani but yesterday the makers announced that they will be recasting the film and if the latest reports are to be believed then Rajkummar Rao Or Vicky Kaushal are being considered to fill into Kartik’s role.

According to a report by Times of India; Rajkummar Rao was pitched the role of Kartik before it was offered to the Love Aaj Kal star, so now the makers have gone back to Rao after Kartrik’s exit. The report also says that Vicky Kaushal is also another option on the list. Vicky is filming for Mr Lele at the moment in Mumbai along with two other films.

A source close to the development had revealed to us earlier, “Dharma has decided to replace Kartik Aaryan in Dostana 2 after a lot of discussions. The production house had been asking his agency for his dates for the shoot but there was no clear coordination on that end for months. After shooting for 20 days earlier, and a year and a half of sitting on with the original script, Kartik’s team is now claiming there have been creative differences with regards to the script. The production has hence decided to not put up with the chaos anymore and get another star to step in place of Kartik. While the actor has not been locked, the right replacement is being scouted.”


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