Dostana 2 was announced with Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor in the lead roles with the third actor remaining a mystery. You can read about it here. Now we know who is that actor. He is a debutant Lakshya, the newest kid on the Dharma block. As soon as his name was officially announced there were a lot of questions about who he is, if he is a star kid and more.
So here are four things to know about Lakshya.
The 23-year-old Lakshya went by Lakshya Lalwani, until he dropped his surname in 2016. He spoke about it in an interview with a daily, “I feel that the surname philosophy works against the motto of unity in diversity. No one suggested or influenced me to drop my surname. There is no numerology attached to my decision as I don’t believe in it. I strongly feel it is destiny and hard work which make all the difference. It’s simply an ideology which attracted me.”
He is no star kid and has no connection with the film industry. Karan Johar took to Twitter to clear the air about the same. He posted, “He is NOT from the business and went through a legit audition process !! Am grateful to Shanoo Sharma for introducing LAKSHYA to @DharmaMovies”.
Though Lakshya is making his film debut, he is not new to acting. He has done television. Starting with the reality show Roadies, he went on to act in TV series like Porus, Adhuri Kahaani Humari, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil to name a few.
Lakshya has signed a four-film contract with Dharma, which includes films and digital projects.
Here's an interesting fact of Lakshya's personality. In an interview that he had done during his television days he said that he did not like attending parties and social dos. "Once I pack up, I would like to go to my bed, maybe hang out with my friends at my place, that’s enough for me. I want people to know me for my work and not how I’m in reality," he shared.
Dostana 2 will be directed by debutant director Collin D’Cunha and produced by Hiroo Johar, Karan and Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions.
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