Kangana Ranaut Joins Dostana 2 Controversy: Confirmed- Why Kartik Aaryan has been removed from Dostana 2 and Karan decided to boycott Kartik Aaryan in future

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Kartik Aaryan to be replaced in Dostana 2: Dharma Productions on Friday, April 16, officially announced that they will be recasting Dostana 2. Actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer be a part of the film. Also, Kangana Ranaut blasts Karan Johar over Kartik Aaryan’s ouster from ‘Dostana 2’, says ‘like Sushant Singh Rajput, don’t go after him’. Dostana 2, directed by Collin D’Cunha, the in-production film also stars Janhvi Kapoor and Laksh Lalwani.  “Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence, we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed by Collin D’Cunha. Please wait for the official announcement soon,” the banner said in a statement.

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As per unconfirmed reports, Dharma has elected to no longer work with Kartik due to his alleged “unprofessional” conduct. The actor had already shot for 20 days for Dostana 2. He was also meant to star in another untitled film for the banner.

Kartik Aaryan removed from Dostana 2

The movie was announced in 2019 but the shoot had to be delayed due to the pandemic. While no one officially confirmed the news, a trade source has announced that the actor has been ousted from the movie and that Dharma will no longer work with Kartik Aaryan in the future. The reason stated behind this decision is a fallout between Karan Johar and Kartik Aaryan. Along with the creative differences, it has also been reported that Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik have had a fallout.

The actor initially had problems with his dates and schedule, later on, he started having creative issues. Kartik was replaced from the project for dilly-dallying the shoot for months now. He decided to first wrap up Ram Madhvani’s film Dhamaka and that annoyed Karan. A source told us, “For the longest time, Kartik gave a genuine reason of the Covid 19 pandemic to not start shoot. He wanted to ensure safety so Karan didn’t push him much. But when he shot for Dhamaka, Karan was upset. They had an indoor meeting where Karan expressed his disappointment.”

Kartik Aaryan and Karan Johar’s major fallout

Kartik later did the unthinkable and that led to major fallout with Karan Johar. “Kartik got upset with the banner when they gave Shashank Khaitan’s Yoddha to Shahid Kapoor. Although Shahid soon quit, they never approached Kartik for the role anyway. Also, since Kartik’s dates were not available for Dostana 2, Karan decided to go ahead and start Mr. Lele with Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor from April.

Kartik Aaryan dropped from Dostana 2, Dharma Productions to 'recast'  sequel- Cinema express
Kartik Aaryan replaced from Karan Johar’s “Dostana 2”

The moment Kartik got to know about this development; he informed the production house that the only dates available for Dostana 2 this year will be April onwards. Karan understood what Kartik was doing and quickly reprimanded him for the same. He was genuinely upset with Kartik as Janhvi had to pick between Dostana 2 and Mr. Lele. The last we heard, Karan and Kartik are not speaking a word to each other.”

Another source tells us,

“The reason for Kartik Aaryan to not continue with the film as stated by him is the creative differences after one and a half years and completing over 20 days of the shoot. This has never happened in the history of Dharma where an actor has walked out of the film for creative issues. Dharma has decided not to work with him in the future.”

Karan Johar has decided to ouste Kartik and not work with him in the future having enough of his tantrums. The source further informed, “Dharma is such a prestigious banner and KJo is reputed for launching careers – but never at the cost of a film’s future and the livelihoods of its cast and crew.”

Karan Johar UNFOLLOWS Kartik Aaryan on Instagram

It seems Karan Johar has unfollowed Kartik on Instagram. We don’t know whether he was following him before. On the other hand, Kartik is still following the filmmaker. 

The news of Kartik’s sacking caused a stir online. Fans commented that the Love Aaj Kal actor does not need a big banner to back him up. Others compared his position to the alleged ill-treatment of Sushant Singh Rajput in the past. Actor Kangana Ranaut was among those who took to Twitter and condemned the move by Dharma Productions. She affirmed her support for Kartik.

Kangana Ranaut blasts Karan Johar over Kartik Aaryan’s ouster from ‘Dostana 2’, says ‘like Sushant Singh Rajput, don’t go after him’

In a series of tweets, Kangana slammed KJo and said that please leave Kartik alone and don’t make another Sushant Singh Rajput out of him. Take a look: 

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The romantic comedy film is directed by Collin D’Cunha and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta under Dharma Productions. It is a sequel to the 2008 release ‘Dostana‘ co-starring Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. 

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