Karan Johar's Dharma Productions released a statement over the weekend informing fans that they will be recasting its upcoming much anticipated film 'Dostana 2'. The statement posted on social media 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.”
The official statement came after reports revealed that Kartik Aaryan has stepped out of the project due to “creative differences” after shooting for almost two weeks. The movie originally starred Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor, and Laksh Lalwani. A media report quoted a “source” close to Dharma as saying, “Yes, Kartik has walked out of Dostana 2 over creative differences, even after going through the script before agreeing to do the film, and then also shooting for the film for over two weeks.”
Aaryan and Janhvi had begun shooting for the movie in Amritsar in November 2019. It was later halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 'Dostana 2' is a sequel to Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, and John Abraham-starrer 'Dostana' (2008).