We know Karan Johar ousted Kartik Aaryan from Dostana 2 for several reasons. Now, Johar has devised a safe and special plan to go ahead with the casting of the movie. The speculation of many big actors being considered and getting ob-board have surfaced on the internet, Karan wants to keep it all private. A source told Bollywood Hungama, this time Karan Johar wants to hide from the nepotism debate. Yes, the director plans to not be a victim of the insider versus outsider debate. He plans to replace an outsider, Kartik, with an outsider only. Indeed a great strategy! We know how much Karan was lashed out by the netizens after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Also, along with Karan, there were many other star kids too who received the backlash. This has affected Karan so much that he wishes to take further steps mindfully.
Here’s How Karan Johar Plans to Avoid Nepotism Debate for Dostana 2
We also know how Karan and the other actors had to switch the comments section off to maintain their peace of mind. They also had to get off social media by not sharing anything to keep their cool.
Moving back to the casting of Dostana, there were many reports of Akshay Kumar being roped in for the film. There are five names that are being considered during the meetings. They are Akshay Kumar, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Siddhant Chaturvedi.” However, Johar seems to be pushing hard to get Akshay onboard as he the biggest star of all the five names mentioned.
Now, the idea behind driving in Akshay is out. “Karan Johar wants an outsider to avoid any insider vs outsider debate giving a rebirth to nepotism. Hence the first choice is Akshay. But if things don’t work out, he will move ahead to explore the collaboration with other actors. Of the 5 shortlisted names, 4 are outsiders and hence, a safe bet at the moment. The core idea is to get an outsider replaced by an outsider,” the source further told us.
No one has been finalised yet. Everything will be taken forward only after the lockdown restrictions are uplifted. After the cast is fixed, a new schedule will be chalked out. Dostana 2 features Janhvi Kapoor. On the other hand, Lakshya will make his debut with the film. The new actor would play the role of Janhvi’s brother. The tale would be how a pair of brother and sister fall for the same guy.
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