Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Karan fires Kartik from ‘Dostana 2’ after a fallout

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Dharma Production­s’ Dos tana 2 has been in the headlines since its announceme­nt. The film is being helmed by director Collin D’Cunha. Karan Johar had announced in 2019 that Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor, and Lakshya will star in this film. Dharma Production­s, on Friday evening, announced in a tweet that that the lead star of the film, Kartik Aaryan, has been dropped and he won’t be a part of this film anymore. Dharma Movies’ official Twitter page shared a tweet that read, “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.”

Sources said that the producers had to take this decision because Kartik Aaryan has been acting difficult with the makers. The film is already half shot and now it’s going to be a challenge for the makers to reshoot it with a new actor who fits the part. “Yes, it’s true that this project won’t have Kartik Aaryan anymore. I can’t tell you all the reasons but yes, it’s not been a pleasant experience so far, that’s all I can say. It has never happened in the history of Dharma Production­s that an actor who has shot a film has been dropped,” said a source at the production house.

This means a huge monetary loss for Dharma Production­s as they have to reshoot half a film all over again and also cover-up on the lost time. Sometime back, there were also rumours of Kartik and Janhvi Kapoor’s break, which could have played a role in this huge profession­al debacle.

‘For the longest time, Kartik gave a genuine reason of the COVID-19 pandemic to not start the shoot. But when he shot for ‘Dhamaka’, Karan was upset, informed a source

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