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‘Dostana 2’: Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor locked in; Karan Johar searching for a ‘suitable’ second male lead
The suspense is finally over. Speculations about the second installment of ‘Dostana’ have been rife for some time now, with names of various actors doing the rounds. However it’s now official that Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor have been finalised as the leads of Dostana 2.
While Janhvi was appreciated for her performance in Dhadak and is seen as a talent to watch out for, Kartik, after his recent spate of films, has emerged as a teen heart-throb. A newcomer will join the two actors, to complete the triangular romantic-comedy. The film will also see producer Karan Johar introducing a new director, Collin D’Cunha.
Karan took to social media to share the announcement news. Along with the video he wrote, “The return of the franchise with unlimited madness! @kartikaaryan, @janhvikapoor & a soon to be launched fresh face – making it the trio for #Dostana2, directed by @collindcunha. Watch out for the third suitable boy! @apoorva1972 @dharmamovies (sic).” Check out the teaser right here:
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Talking about the same Karan said via a press statement, “I am excited to take the ‘Dostana’ franchise forward with Kartik and Janhvi, and can’t wait to create some desi boy-girl madness with them. This is Dharma Productions’ first film with Kartik and we are looking forward to working with him. We will also be introducing a new male lead, who will join the incredible talent at our production house. Collin D’Cunha also makes his directorial debut with ‘Dostana 2’.”
It’s sad to see that Tarun Mansukhani, who directed the first part and had been constantly following up with Karan Johar for the sequel to the film since 2009, has not been given the directorial mantle. It was being reported that the scripts that Tarun was presenting to KJo weren’t exciting him as much as the first part did. Finally when KJo has greenlit the project, Tarun is nowhere in the credits.
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