Who will replace Karthik Aaryan in Dostana 2?
- According to reports, Karthik Aaryan was fired due to due to his “unprofessional behaviour”
- Reports state that Aaryan will not be a part of any foreseeable Dharma movie
- Janhvi Kapoor and Laksh Lalwani were playing the other lead roles in Dostana 2
Pyaar ka Punchnama actor Kartik Aaryan was fired from ‘Dostana 2’ on Friday. Filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions released a statement saying that they will be recasting 'Dostana 2', directed by Collin D’Cunha. The movie had to star Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and Laksh Lalwani in the lead roles.
“Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence – we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed by Collin D’Cunha. Please wait for the official announcement soon,” Dharma’s statement read.
However, reports suggest that Rajkumar Rao and Vicky Kaushal could be the possible replacements for Aaryan in the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster. The filmmakers had pitched the idea to Rao before Kartik Aaryan came into the picture. Vicky Kaushal, who tested negative for COVID-19 only earlier in the day has also been deemed as the potential replacement. However, there is no official statement made by Dharma on the replacement yet.
Dostana 2 was originally planned to be shot in London, but was shifted to India in the wake of the coronavirus pandem. As per plans, shooting had to resume in May in Rajasthan.