Kartik Aaryan has stepped out of Dostana 2 due to “creative differences”Kartik Aaryan joined forces with Karan Johar in a grand announcement for ‘Dostana 2’ in 2019. However, as per a E-Times report, Kartik has expressed creative differences over the script of ‘Dostana 2’. Moreover, his talent agency has not been giving dates for the film and hence the production house has decided to replace the actor.”Dostana 2’ is being helmed by Collin DCunha and features Janhvi Kapoor as the leading lady. The film will also mark newbie Lakshya’s debut in Bollywood. While Janhvi and Lakshya continue to be associated with the project, it remains to be seen who will replace Kartik in the much-awaited film.
Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor had started shooting for the film in Amritsar in November 2019. The shoot was halted in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.Initially, it was being said that Kartik will be discontinuing working on the film as there were issues with his dates due to his Covid-19 diagnosis and the present lockdown scenario. However, the source states that “the actor’s move has totally jeopardised the film that too in the middle of an already tough time for actors and the film industry.”Dostana 2 is a sequel to Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham starrer Dostana (2008) which was directed by Tarun Mansukhani. Dostana 2 cast also includes Janhvi Kapoor and TV actor Laksh Lalwani, making his feature film debut. It is being directed by Collin D’Cunha.