Dostana 2: Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan to lead the franchise
Putting all the speculations to rest, filmmaker Karan Johar has announced the lead cast of Dostana 2. The film will star Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor as leads while the search is still on for the third actor, a second male lead. According to Karan’s tweet, he will soon be launching “a suitable boy” who will be a fresh face. Dostana 2 is a sequel to 2008 romcom Dostana starring stared Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham which created a stir at the box office and since then had cinegoers demanding a second part of the movie.
As KJo gears up for his new production venture, he enthuses, “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.” The background score of the video also features Dostana’s hit song Maa Da Laadla Bigad Gaya in a remix version.
This comes a day after Karan posted a cryptic video on social media which hinted at the announcement of Dostana 2. He captioned the video, “Got a ring to it, doesn’t it? You know what it is! Stay tuned and watch this space – announcement coming your way tomorrow!”
Dostana was woven around the life of two male friends (Abhishek and John) who pretend to be a gay couple to share an apartment with a girl (PeeCee). Both eventually fall in love with her and strive to win her heart, only to realise that she loves someone else.
Before Kartik and Janhvi, there have been rumours about a lot of other actors being considered for the lead roles in the sequel, including Alia Bhatt and Rajkummar Rao. However, in January this year, Karan Johar had rubbished the reports and clarified that no one had been approached for the film. “No one has been officially approached for Dostana 2. Some thoughts and ideas are underway but nothing official has moved,” Karan tweeted.
For the record…..NO ONE has been officially approached for DOSTANA 2!!!! Some thoughts and ideas are underway but nothing official has moved……
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 30, 2019
Janhvi Kapoor is currently working with Rajkummar Rao in Rooh-Afza. She will also be seen playing the lead role in the upcoming Gunjan Saxena biopic and Karan Johar directorial Takht. On the other hand, Kartik Aaryan is currently shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next alongside Sara Ali Khan. He will also be seen sharing screen space with Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar in Pati Patni Aur Who. He is also scheduled to work with Disha Patani in Annes Bazmee’s next.