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Exclusive: Dharma to never work with Kartik Aaryan, replaces him from ‘Dostana 2’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai: The world of film industry is in itself so filmy and every now and then it witnesses some serious drama between stars and the production houses which lead to replacement of the actors or put an end to their shinning career. A similar incident has exclusively been reported, where actor Kartik Aaryan was replaced by one of Bollywood’s biggest producers Karan Johar from his upcoming project ‘Dostana 2’.

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The movie was announced in 2019 but the shoot had to be delayed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. While no one officially confirmed the news, an industry insider has revealed that the actor has been replaced 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 actress Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik have had a fallout.

It was alleged that initially the actor had problems with his dates and schedule, but later on, he started having creative issues with the production team. According to reports Kartik was earlier too replaced from the project for dilly-dallying the shoot for month. He decided to first wrap up Ram Madhvani’s film ‘Dhamaka’ first, which really annoyed Karan.

As per the insider, “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 later did something unexpected that led to major fallout with KJo. “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. 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.”

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Meanwhile, as another industry insider told 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.”

As of now, KJo has decided to replace Kartik and is in no mood to work with him in the future as he has enough of his tantrums. “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,” the insider revealed further.

It is still not been revealed as to who will move in for Kartik Aaryan’s role in ‘Dostana 2’.

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