Karan Johar recently announced the second instalment of Dostana which will star Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan in key roles. However, the name of the film’s second lead has not been revealed yet.
''I am thrilled to take the franchise forward with Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor. This is Dharma’s first film with Kartik and we are excited to work with him! We can’t wait to create some desi boy and girl madness with him and Janhvi. We will also introduce a male lead in this film who will join the incredible talent at Dharma. Collin D’Cunha makes his debut as a director with Dostana 2,” Karan Johar had confirmed to DNA.
Now, if latest reports are to be believed, the second male actor who will star in this highly anticipated film is Tabu's nephew Fateh Randhawa. A report in Spotboye.com suggests that Fateh Randhawa, who is the son of Farah, the elder sister of Tabu, has bagged the role. Fateh is the son of veteran actress Farah (Naaz) and Vindu Dara Singh. The couple have divorced. And Vindu is currently married to Dina Umarova.
Earlier there were reports suggesting that Rajkummar Rao could play the second lead alongside Janhvi and Kartik. Some even suggested that Sidharth Malhotra will be a part of the sequel.
It is also learnt that Kartik and Janhvi could probably play siblings on the big screen. Confirming the same, a source close to the development told Pinkvilla, "Kartik and Janhvi are not paired opposite each other in Dostana 2. In fact, they are playing siblings in the film. This is a new brother-sister pairing that KJo is introducing with the movie. The reason why they called the third lead 'a suitable boy' is because both Janhvi and Kartik have the same love interest, to be essayed by this newcomer that Dharma plans to launch with the sequel."
For the uninitiated, Dostana was directed by Tarun Mansukhani and starred Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles.