Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya have started shooting for Dostana 2, produced by Karan Johar and helmed by Collin D'Cunha. The film is a sequel of 2008 romcom Dostana, directed by Tarun Mansukhani and starring John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan. Dostana 2 went on the floors shortly after Diwali. Kartik took to Instagram to share a picture, where he is seeking KJo’s blessings, and some stories with his team on the way to Chandigarh. He also posted a picture of the clapperboard to mark the beginning of the film, writing, “Dostana 2 Begins!”
After completing the film’s first schedule in Chandigarh, the team was supposed to shoot in Delhi. However, with a thick layer of smog enveloping Delhi, their shoot was postponed. Now, due to poor visibility and health risks, the makers have decided to further delay the Delhi shoot schedule. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, the Delhi shoot will take place once the air quality in the city improves. Another entertainment portal quoted a source as saying, “The cast and crew couldn't breathe. Visibility was so low that the camera couldn't capture the shots properly. It was a no-win situation. The team decided to disperse until the weather improves."
The Dostana 2 team is still in Chandigarh and, after a couple of days, will be heading to Patialia where they will be stationed for a week. This is the first time Kartik will be seen sharing screen space with Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya. The actor’s upcoming films include Mudassar Aziz’s comedy film Pati, Patni Aur Woh, co-starring Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday, which will hit the screens on 6th December 2019. Kartik will also be seen with Sara Ali Khan in Imtiaz Ali’s next untitled romantic film, which will be released on 14th February 2019.