Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions replaces Dostana 2’s lead actor, Kartik Aaryan

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Published by Diya Khetrapal on 18 Apr 2021

The exit of Kartik Aaryan from Karan Johar’s upcoming movie, Dostana 2, startles Bollywood. Rumors have it that it was due to unprofessional behavior. 

Dharma Productions, on Friday, issued a statement announcing the recasting of the movie, Dostana 2, due to ‘professional circumstances’. It appears that the actor was not devoting time to the shooting and was in fact avoiding it, so they say.

The film directed by Collin D’Cunha, which was originally starring Kartik Aaryan, will now be looking for a new actor, owing to ‘creative differences’ between the actor and Karan Johar. The announcement of the sequel to the 2008 movie, Dostana, was made in 2019, and lead actors, Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor even shot for a week in Punjab, but owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the shooting had to be postponed.

The news has left fans, astonished. A change of actor, in the middle of shooting, by a big production house is being witnessed for the first time. Not only will Kartik Aaryan be replaced, but the production house has also decided to cut off all ties with the actor in the future since his recasting cost the production house a huge sum of 20 crores already. Karan Johar even unfollowed the actor on Instagram, but the actor has neither unfollowed Karan Johar nor issued any statement as of now. Only time can tell whether or not this would affect his future in Bollywood, and if yes, then how.

Opposing Karan Johar’s actions, Gangster actress, Kangana Ranaut tweeted, ‘Kartik has come this far on his own, on his own he will continue to do so, only request to papa jo and his nepo gang club is please leave him alone like Shushant don’t go after him and force him to hang himself. Leave him alone you vultures, get lost chindi nepos’.

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