Since Dharma Productions have decided to not work with Kartik Aaryan in future after removing him from Dostana 2. People have divided into two parts, some are in favour of the director while something things this is a very harsh decision of the company.
While there is a lot of controversy around the situation an exclusive report on an entertainment portal claims that the real reason, why Kartik has been torn apart from Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 is his unprofessionalism.
Taking about the same the portal quoted an insider as saying, “Kartik Aaryan had come on board Dostana 2 in 2019 for a minimal amount of Rs. 2-3 crores, and at present his market value is upside of Rs. 10 crores. At first he asked Karan for a hike in his acting fees mid-way as his market value had gone up big time in the last two years. While Karan believed it was unprofessional on Kartik’s part to renegotiate the remuneration mid-way, he tried to compensate him with another film, Mr. Lele. Kartik also agreed to come on board the said film and was all charged up for a quirky ride. But to his surprise, he found himself replaced all of a sudden by Vicky Kaushal without being notified. Kartik was also upset with Dharma Productions when they gave Shashank Khaitan’s Yoddha to Shahid Kapoor. Although Shahid soon quit, they never approached Kartik for the role anyway”.
After which Karan offered him another film directed by Sharan Sharma, “Meanwhile, Kartik continued giving reasons of the Covid 19 pandemic to not start shoot for Dostana 2 and Karan didn’t push him much either given their relationship. But when he shot for Dhamaka, Karan was upset. They had an indoor meeting where Karan expressed his disappointment.” Kartik was clear he wouldn’t shoot for Dostana 2 till he signed Sharan’s next and apparently told Karan, ‘I will shoot for Dostana 2, only after you sign the contract for Sharan Sharma’s next.’ Karan felt there was a total lack of trust and couldn’t commit to the film until the script and screenplay were locked,” the insider further said.
Later, Karan started workin on Mr. Lele with Vicky Kaushal. However, as Kartik got to know about this he informed Dharma Productions that the only dates available for Dostana 2 this year was from April onwards. Karan was upset and told him that what he is doing is wrong. Since after all this Janhvi had to pick between Dostana 2 and Mr. Lele. Post that incident, Karan and Kartik are not in conversation.
“Karan felt it was unprofessional on Kartik’s end to arm twist, and this finally led to a big fall out between the two, with things going ugly. Kartik on the other hand felt he was horribly underpaid for the job, as he was definitely the biggest selling point of the film and Karan was not keeping up his promise of a second film. Kartik also developed some issues with Janhvi Kapoor, due to their break up and it all culminated into a big fight, with money, like always coming in the center. All issues might have been resolved, but unprofessionalism took things to a different tangent and Karan was left with no choice but to oust him from Dostana 2.”
Now the team is looking for a new name to join Dostana 2, Janhvi and Lakshya.