Dostana 2 became the talk of the town as soon as the announcement was made. But now, an exclusive news just came out the Kartik has been replaced in the film. Not just this, but Dharma Productions or any other film business of Karan Johar will never work with the Punchnama actor in the coming future. This is the first time a big production house has taken the harsh decision to replace its leading actor, that too in the mid-shoot.
The reports state that Kartik Aaryan started throwing tantrums after his break up with Janhvi Kapoor. The two actors have been reportedly dating and now they’re not together hence Kartik came back and started the drama.
A source told a leading daily, “After both actors committed to Dostana 2, Kartik made it impossible for her to do Shashank Khaitan’s film (then Mr. Lele) and she lost it to Kiara Advani. Now he doesn’t want to share screen space with his ex anymore it seems. Despite all the nepotism noise, Karan Johar chose an outsider to frontline one his most awaited sequels. Kartik will regret this. Dharma is a big production house. Look what Dostana in 2008 did to John Abraham’s career.”
A source from Dostana 2 said, “It’s strange for an outsider like Kartik to give such attitude to a nepo kid like Janhvi and a producer like Dharma. This, after shooting for 20 days. It will cost us crores and also put on hold the career of Lakshya who was making his debut. Janhvi is a star and will go on to do other big films.”
The trade analyst said, “At the peak of the nepotism row, Karan Johar cast an outsider with just a handful of films along with a newcomer and a debutant to take ahead the legacy of a super hit like Dostana that had Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Kartik seems to have forgotten that.”
“Dharma is such a prestigious banner and KJo is reputed for launching careers – but never at the cost of a film’s future and the livelihoods of its cast and crew,” the trade source added.
The source finally added, “Now Kartik doesn’t seem to want to shoot with her but should remember how Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor amicably completed Jab We Met despite breaking up in 2007. That film turned out to be one of the biggest hits of their careers.”