It seems Akshay Kumar has stepped into the shoes of Kartik Aaryan for Dostana 2 after the latter was apparently sacked from the project
Dostana 2 grabbed a lot of headlines last week as reports emerged that Kartik Aaryan has been allegedly sacked by the production house. It seems the actor could not finalise his dates for the film, which caused a lot of trouble. Post that, he developed creative disagreements with the second half of the year. Reports also came on how he had allegedly broken up with Janhvi Kapoor, and was not keen to share screen space with her. Now, as per the latest report in Peeping Moon, Akshay Kumar has been roped in by Karan Johar for Dostana 2. The superstar was seen in the Dharma film Good Newzz some months back.
Dharma Productions issued a statement on social media saying that due to professional circumstances they would be recasting in Dostana 2. The film also stars Janhvi Kapoor and Laksh Lalwani. Karik Aaryan had done the first schedule of the film in Punjab. It is being said that they have incurred losses upto Rs 20 crore for this replacement of Kartik Aaryan. A source had told Peeping Moon, “After both actors committed to Dostana 2, Kartik made it impossible for her to do Shashank Khaitan’s film (then Mr. Lele) and she lost it to Kiara Advani. Now he doesn’t want to share screen space with his ex anymore it seems.”
The source further said, “It’s strange for an outsider like Kartik to give such attitude to a nepo kid like Janhvi and a producer like Dharma. This, after shooting for 20 days. It will cost us crores and also put on hold the career of Lakshya who was making his debut. Janhvi is a star and will go on to do other big films.” It seems Kartik Aaryan was being considered for a movie with Sharan Sharma, but now even that stands cancelled. Rajkummar Rao is apparently another actor in the running for Dostana 2.
News Source – Bollywood Life