Ever since Karan Johar asked Kartik Aaryan to leave Dostana 2 speculations and rumours are all around the project. There are a lot of reports and names that have come up for the film. A recent report suggested that Karan and the creative team of the film are now thinking about the casting.
“Karan has had multiple meetings with his creative team and director brainstorming on the casting. The names zeroed in by them include Akshay Kumar, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Siddhant Chaturvedi. However, Karan Johar is pushing his best to get Akshay on board the film, as he is the biggest star of all the names mentioned and will take the Dostana franchise to the next level,” an entertainment portal quoted a source as saying.
The idea for taking Akshay is simple. “Karan Johar wants an outsider to avoid any insider vs outsider debate giving a rebirth to nepotism. Hence the first choice is Akshay. But if things don’t work out, he will move ahead to explore the collaboration with other actors. Of the 5 shortlisted names, 4 are outsiders and hence, a safe bet at the moment. The core idea is to get an outsider replaced by an outsider,” the source further quoted.
However, no one has officially signed the dotted lines yet. According to the reports the everything is in the nascent stage and the team of Dharma will lock the cast only once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.