Dostana starring John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra was a big hit. The sequel of the film, Dostana 2 will star Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor.
Tarun Mansukhani was the director of the first part. But Colin De Cunha will direct Dostana 2.
According to sources Karan did all he could to keep Tarun on board for Dostana 2, but everything couldn’t come together as per plans.
The source says,
“But Tarun Mansukhani couldn’t come up with a single idea worth filming. Way back in 2009 Karan Johar announced the sequel with Tarun as director and the same two leading men Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham with Katrina Kaif replacing Priyanka Chopra. But Karan didn’t like the script that Tarun came up with. Karan decided to wait for Tarun to rustle up a decent idea for a sequel. 11 years is a long time to wait. Finally Karan has roped in another director and fresh cast.”
The source also adds Kartik and Janhvi coming on board is not a random coincidence,
“Kartik has been spending a lot of time in Karan’s company attending his parties religiously and doing haazri(roll call) at his office regularly.”
On the work front Janhvi apart from Dostana 2 will star in RoohiAfza and in Kargil Girl. This is the third film of the actress under the Dharma Productions’ banner. She has previously done Dhadak which was under Dharma and will also be a part of magnum opus Takht.
Kartik on the other hand will work under the Dharma banner for the first time in Dostana 2. Kartik is currently busy shooting for Pati Patni Aur Woh which stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday.
With Dostana 2 getting a new director it’s interesting if the film is able to create the same magic like that of the first film.
There is another lead in Dostna 2. It will be interesting to see who plays that role.