Karan Johar and Kartik Aaryan had a major falling out in 2021, and their collaboration, Dostana 2, was put on hold despite the fact that they had shot more than half of the film. Soon after, Karan and his production company, Dharma Productions, hinted that the picture will be completely remade, with another actor taking Kartik Aaryan’s place. They also stated that Dharma Productions will no longer cooperate with Kartik, albeit the reason for this was not stated.
In a new interview with Indian Express, when Kartik was asked whether his differences with industry people could cost him work, he responded, “I just focus on my work. That’s all I would like to say on this. Look at my (film) line-up (right now).”
He was also further prodded about industry people lobbying against him. Kartik replied, “What happens, at times, is people make ‘baat ka batangad’ (make a mountain out of a molehill). There is nothing more to it. No one has so much time (to think so much). Everybody just wants to work, do good work. Other than that, things are just rumours.”
On the work front, Kartik Aaryan is awaiting his upcoming film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which also stars Kiara Advani and Tabu. He also has Shehzada, Captain India and Freddy in the works.