Putting all speculations to rest, Karan Johar took to social media to announce the cast of Dostana 2. Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor will lead the cast. The makers are yet to announce ‘a suitable boy’, the third lead. But if reports are to be believed, the third protagonist will be a star kid. According to KJo, the fresh face will be launched very soon.
Janhvi recently spoke to a web portal about the film and its subject of homosexuality. She said, "I'm just really excited to be a part of this film! Not just because of what it’s trying to say but also because the story is just so much fun. I’m happy we’re talking about this subject more and more in cinema and normalising it."
Earlier, Karan had said, “I am excited to take the franchise forward with Kartik and Janhvi! This is our first film at Dharma with Kartik and we are very excited to work with him. I can’t wait to create some desi boy and girl madness with Kartik and Janhvi. We will also be introducing a new male lead in this film and Collin makes his debut as director with Dostana 2."
The first instalment in the franchise, Dostana that released in 2008 was one of the first few mainstream films that made homosexuality a dinner table conversation. The romcom starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham was directed by Tarun Mansukhani.
Dostana 2 will be directed by debutant director Collin D’Cunha, and produced by Hiroo Johar, Karan and Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions.