Confirmed! Janhvi Kapoor & Kartik Aaryan to Star in ‘Dostana 2’

The cat is out of the bag!

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After years of speculation, the cat is finally out of the bag. Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has announced that Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor will star in their upcoming film Dostana 2, a sequel to 2008’s hit Dostana. A newcomer will be cast in the third lead and the film will be directed by debutant Collin D’Cunha.

Dharma shared the news with a cheeky video announcing the cast and crew of the film, writing, “Taking the iconic franchise forward!🔥Presenting #Dostana2, starring @TheAaryanKartik, #Janhvi & a suitable boy, announcing soon! Directed by @collinDcunha. Let the madness roll! @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18”

Take a look.


Karan also tweeted out the news, writing, “The return of the franchise with unlimited madness! @TheAaryanKartik, #Janhvi & a soon to be launched fresh face - making it the trio for #Dostana2, directed by @CollinDcunha. Watch out for the third suitable boy! @apoorvamehta18 @dharmamovies

The original Dostana starred Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham as two straight men who pretend to be a gay couple but get into trouble when they both fall for the same girl (Priyanka Chopra.) It was directed by Tarun Mansukhani.

While speculation about Dostana 2 and who will star in have been around for years, it was only recently that the project was locked. The sequel is not expected to continue the plot of the first film but be a new comedic take sexuality.

“I am excited to take the Dostana franchise forward with Kartik and Janhvi, and can’t wait to create some desi boy-girl madness with them. This is Dharma Productions’ first film with Kartik and we are looking forward to working with him. We will also be introducing a new male lead, who will join the incredible talent at our production house. ”
Karan Johar

Karan had teased the announcement yesterday with another cheeky video.

There is no release date set for Dostana 2 yet.

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