Janhvi Kapoor & Kartik Aaryan:
Eleven years post the release of Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, and Priyanka Chopra-starrer Dostana, the franchise is now being taken forward with a sequel. A Tarun Mansukhani directorial, the romcom created a stir at the box office and since then, cinegoers had been asking for a repeat edition on a regular basis. Karan Johar, whose home production i.e. Dharma Productions backed the film, is also excited about Dostana 2.
But this time the cast will be overhauled and as already mentioned above, teen heartthrob Kartik Aaryan and the gorgeous Janhvi Kapoor will lead the cast. In addition, a new unnamed male actor will also make his B-debut with the movie, that will be directed by Collin D’Cunha.
Post the successful launch of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday, all eyes are on who will be the Dharma Production’s new discovery and potential star this time.
When it comes to the director Collin, in the past he has assisted filmmakers like Reema Kagti on Talaash (2012), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Rajkumar Hirani on PK (2014) and Sanju (2018). There’s one thing more interesting, that Dharma Productions owns the rights to the Title: Dostana, since the beginning.
The banner that was a conception of Karan’s father Yash Johar, began its innings with Dostana (1980), that was directed by Raj Khosla and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman. That time too the romantic drama went on to become a huge hit.
As Karan readies himself for the sequel, he is enthusiastic about it and shared,
“I am thrilled to take the franchise forward with Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor. This is Dharma’s first film with Kartik and we are excited to work with him! We can’t wait to create some desi boy and girl madness with him and Janhvi. We will also introduce a male lead in this film who will join the incredible talent at Dharma. Collin D’Cunha makes his debut as a director with Dostana 2.”