According to the latest news reports by a leading digital bollywood portal the twist in tale here is that Karan to replace Kartik with outsider for avoiding nepotism debate.
From past few weeks now, there had been reports about how Kartik Aaryan got dropped from Dostana 2 and also permanently banned from Dharma Productions banner because of the irreconcilable creative differences with producer Karan Johar. Kartik had already shot for some portions with Janhvi Kapoor last year. Post the entire ordeal that took place within last few weeks particularly now, Dharma Productions also released an official statement without mentioning Kartik’s name and also announced about them recasting for Dostana 2 post which there had been several speculative stories in media in regards to who could be replacing Kartik in the film. But now, according to recent development off late, it seems like Karan to replace Kartik with outsider for avoiding nepotism debate.
If these newest news reports are to be believed then it’s certain that the noted film maker Karan to replace Kartik with outsider for avoiding nepotism debate.
It’s true that Karan Johar is all geared up to replace Kartik Aaryan in Dostana 2 with an outsider in order to avoid the rebirth and backlash of the omnipresent nepotism debate wherein earlier reports even stated about how Karan Johar had requested the global superstar and Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar to come onboard.
As per the recent news reports by a leading digital bollywood portal, currently no actor has been locked and finalized but Karan is certainly looking forward to cast an outsider. An insider in his recent interview byte with the said leading digital bollywood portal was quoted sharing that how Karan is currently brainstorming over the recasting of Dostana 2 with his entire creative team and director. So far, till now the names which have been shortlisted are Akshay Kumar, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
The source furthermore also revealed that Karan Johar has been pushing in order to get Akshay Kumar on board for many reasons. Firstly, because he is a self-made global superstar who is at the moment one of the top A lister superstar in Bollywood out of all the other names mentioned and also because he wants to really cast an outsider in order to avoid the entire nepotism debate and backlash.
The source was quoted telling, “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”.