Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak in India and the world, all production houses in the country have halted the shoots of their ongoing projects. The spread of the virus and measures to contain it are bound to have far-reaching repercussions on the entire Indian film industry. We hear that Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions may drop two of their most prestigious products from their 2020-21 anvil – Takht And Dostana 2.
That’s right, the Karan Johar directed historical drama Takht featuring actors like Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Alia Bhatt is now a project facing the heat.
Says a source,
“Takht was already an endangered project, what with controversies regarding its content and the scriptwriter being accused of a communal tweet. Still, Karan may have gone ahead with it. But now with the viral situation, Takht is strictly a no-can-do project for all concerned.”
Not just Takht, Dharma Production, whose office is temporarily shut this week, will have to re-think, restructure and may even drop some of their other projects like Dostana 2 and the Deepika Padukone-Sidhant Chaturvedi starrer they recently announced.
Dostana 2 is a sequel to Priyanka Chopra Jonas, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan starrer Dostana The film was being directed by Collin D’Cunha and stars Janhvi and Kartik as siblings.
Reportedly, Janhvi and Kartik will end up falling for the same guy played by the newcomer, Lakshya. The film was slated to release in 2020.