To those who have been exceptionally curious about the plot of the Dostana sequel here it is. Dostana 2 will have Janhvi Kapoor and newcomer Lakshya playing siblings who fall in love with the same guy Kartik Aryan.
This time, there is no play-acting about homosexuality. In the first part of Dostana John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan were only pretending to be gay. Says a source close to Karan Johar and Dharma Productions, “Times have changed. There is no longer a need to be apologetic about homosexuality. Dostana 2 will be a reflection of the changing times."
The film would be directed by debutant Colin d’Cunha who has assisted Raju Hirani and Advait Chandan, and not Tarun Mansukhani who directed the first film. Sources say producer Karan Johar tried his best to ensure Mansukhani returned with the sequel. “But Tarun Mansukhani couldn’t come up with a single idea worth filming. Way back in 2009 Karan Johar announced the sequel with Tarun as director and the same two leading men Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham with Katrina Kaif replacing Priyanka Chopra. But Karan didn’t like the script that Tarun came up with. Karan decided to wait for Tarun to rustle up a decent idea for a sequel. 11 years is a long time to wait. Finally Karan has roped in another director and fresh cast.”
The casting of Kartik Aryan and Janhvi Kapoor in Dostana 2 is not a random happening.
According to a source close to Karan, “Kartik has been spending a lot of time in Karan’s company attending his parties religiously and meeting him regularly.”
As for Janhvi she is Karan’s Dharma Productions current new blue-eyed girl. This is her third film with the banner. And it is almost certain that Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi will also be launched by Karan Johar.