Whenever Karan Johar announces a film, it is always fuelled with speculation as to who will be roped in for his next directorial. Ever since KJo announced a Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda's film Dear Comrade, there was much speculation that Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter had been zeroed in as the leads for the film. The two young actors had made their Bollywood debut with Dhadak last year, which was also produced by Karan Johar. And now, speculation is rife that the ace film maker will cast the two once again.
However, taking to social media, Karan Johar rubbished all such reports announcing that no leads had been chosen or approached for the film thus far. "All the best and big success to the team of #DearComradeOnJuly26th ! Also a CLARIFICATION! No lead actors have been considered or approached for the film as yet! The planning for this lovely film is underway!” his tweet read.
All the best and big success to the team of #DearComradeOnJuly26th ! Also a CLARIFICATION! No lead actors have been considered or approached for the film as yet! The planning for this lovely film is underway!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 25, 2019
Just a few days earlier when Arjun Reddy star met Karan Johar, KJo took to Twitter announced a Dear Comrade Hindi remake. He took to social media to share the film’s poster and wrote a caption to accompany his post. "Stunning and powerful love story! With top notch performances and exceptional music by @justin_tunes. On point debut direction by @bharatkamma. @TheDeverakonda is BRILLIANT as is @iamRashmika. Well done @MythriOfficial! ANNOUNCING that @DharmaMovies to REMAKE this beautiful film."
Stunning and powerful love story! With top notch performances and exceptional music by @justin_tunes On point debut direction by @bharatkamma @TheDeverakonda is BRILLIANT as is @iamRashmika well done @MythriOfficial ! ANNOUNCING that @DharmaMovies to REMAKE this beautiful film pic.twitter.com/IRZJ7fTZ9L— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 23, 2019
As soon as KJo made the announcement, many took to social media to comment and advise on who would be the best fit for the film. Here are some of the reactions and choices fans gave.
Plz don't cast anyone like Jhanvi, Sara, issan, kartik etc.. Cuz ramshika and Vijay r million times better than those shits.— Aarucee (@aaruchee) July 25, 2019
Please dont cast Ishaan or Jahnvi or khushi or ananya or Aryaan or suhana or alia etc. . .cast either Hrithik-kareena or Shahid-kareena or Shahid-Amrita or repeat shahid-kiara— (Akash/) (@AliAakas) July 26, 2019
Hey Karan Only Shahid Kapoor can Do This Role OK please Cast Shahid kapoor— HAMZA ♡ (@HamzaGayaskhans) July 25, 2019
But your heroine is ready, Kiara Advani— Sudipto Sahu (@SahuSudipto) July 25, 2019
Dear Comrade is all set to narrate the story of a student-leader who falls in love with a state-level cricketer. Meanwhile, Janhvi Kapoor has just wrapped up the Agra schedule of RoohiAfza and is also shooting for Kargil Girl.