Karan Johar casts Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor in ‘Dostana 2’?

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    Looks like preparations for ‘Dostana 2’, a sequel to the 2008 hit film ‘Dostana’, are in full swing at Dharma Productions. A couple of days ago, we had reported that Karan Johar has given his nod to the sequel after zeroing in on an exciting script for the project. We also reported that KJo will not rope in the same stars – Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan – in ‘Dostana 2’ and is looking for a totally fresh cast. If reports are to be believed, Karan has found the lead cast for the film. Buzz has it that Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor are close to bagging the movie.

    A source close to the development informs an entertainment portal that after roping in Sidharth and Janhvi, KJo is now looking at casting the second male lead for the project. “Karan Johar always wanted to make ‘Dostana 2’, especially after the first film worked so well. Now finally he has a script for the film, which of course will speed up production. As for the cast, Karan has finalized both Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor, and is currently looking out for the third lead role that will again be a male lead.”

    While earlier there were reports that Tarun Mansukhani, who helmed the first part, will not direct the sequel, the latest we hear that only he will take the franchise forward. “Like the first film, this one too will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The only difference will be the story and cast that will change. But as of now with the hunt still on, the film is still a long way off from going on the floor,” the source added.

    Meanwhile, Janhvi Kapoor, who made her acting debut with Karan Johar’s ‘Dhadak’ this year, will next be seen in his directorial venture, ‘Takht’. Sidharth, on the other hand, is currently shooting for Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Jabariya Jodi’.

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