After much speculation, Dharma Productions scion Karan Johar has finally confirmed that he is indeed taking forward the Dostana franchise with two millennial icons one launched by him last year.
Yesterday, Karan shared a cryptic post that had all clues that he is indeed making a film that has somethings to do with and soon started speculating that he will be announcing Dostana 2.
On June 27th, the production house madea formal annoucement witha tweet that reads, " Taking the iconic franchise forward! Presenting #Dostana2, starring @TheAaryanKartik, #Janhvi & a suitable boy, announcing soon! Directed by @collinDcunha. Let the madness roll!"
Taking about the same, Karan told Bombay Times, "I am excited to take the Dostana franchise forward with Kartik and Janhvi, and can’t wait to create some desi boy-girl madness with them. This is Dharma Productions’ (his banner) first film with Kartik and we are looking forward to working with him. We will also be introducing a new male lead, who will join the incredible talent at our production house. Collin D’Cunha also makes his directorial debut with Dostana 2."
A few days ago, Kartik was seen coming out of the Dharma Productions office and everyone wondered what is cooking between the popular actor and the ace filmmaker.
The 2008 movie was directed by Tarun Mansukhani and starred Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in lead roles. The comedy flick was woven around the life of two men (Abhishek and John) who pretend to be homosexual to share an apartment with a girl (Priyanka) and eventually fall in love with her.
Kartik 's list of upcoming films already boast of big names like Imtiaz Ali's next directorial alongside Sara Ali Khan and the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh with Ananya Panday and Bhumi Padnekar alongside.
Janhvi on the other hand will be playing the lead role in the upcoming Gunjan Saxena biopic and will be seen sharing screen space with Raj Kummar Rao in RoohiAfza.
While, Dostana was critiqued for being unsensitive towards gay rights , here's keeping our fingers crossed on how he deals with it prequel.