Kartik Aaryan dropped from Dostana 2 due to professional reasons


Guwahati: There were reports that Kartik Aaryan will no longer be a part of Karan Johar’s Dostana 2. The movie was announced in 2019 but the shoot had to be delayed due to the pandemic. 

After much speculations of Kartik Aaryan’s exit from ‘Dostana 2’ co-starring Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya, Karan Johar’s venture Dharma Production has now confirmed the same.

The production house in their latest statement said, “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.”

Kartik has been accused of ‘unprofessional behaviour’ and ‘interfering in the script’ even when the film went on floors several months ago. According to the source, Karan Johar and Dharma Productions have to incur a loss worth several crores after removing Aaryan from ‘Dostana 2’. 

According to sources the reason for Kartik Aaryan to not continue with the film as stated by him is the creative differences after one and a half years and completing over 20 days of the shoot. This has never happened in the history of Dharma where an actor has walked out of the film for creative issues. Dharma has decided not to work with him in the future.”

There have been no reports as to who will step in for Kartik Aaryan’s role in Dostana 2.