Karan Johar sent cinephiles into a state of frenzy, on Wednesday, as he announced that the sequel to his 2008 Dostana is happening. Today, the ace filmmaker confirmed that the film will star Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan in the lead roles.
Talking about the film and the lead actors, Karan said, “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 film will also star another male actor whose character has been dubbed as ‘The Suitable Boy’ however, the makers haven’t announced the actor’s name, yet. Rumour mills were rife with reports that Rajkummar Rao would be playing one of the male leads however, we now know that Karan is launching a new actor with his movie.
Janhvi had made her Bollywood debut with KJo’s Dhadak and is also working on his ambitious project Takht. This is Kartik’s first movie with Johar.
The original film revolved around two guys, who pose as gay partners to be able to rent a house. The movie had Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles. Buzz has it that the second film will revolve around a gay couple posing as straight guys.
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