After Karan Johar's Dharma Productions decided to remove Kartik Aaryan from Dostana 2, a source by a leading entertainment website told them that Kartik Aaryan has been replaced by none other than Akshay Kumar. Yes, you read that right! As per the sources, Karan Johar has requested Akshay Kumar to join the cast of Dostana 2 on this short notice since a lot of investment has already been made. "(Filmmaker) Karan Johar has personally requested Akshay to come on board Dostana 2 and help him out, as lots of money has already been invested in the shoot of the film. So, in all likelihood, Akshay will join the cast," quoted the source.
Apart from the lead actor, Dostana 2 also stars Janhvi Kapoor and a newcomer actor called Laksh. The story of the film involves a brother and sister duo who falls in love with the same guy. "Karan is even ready to make changes to the script — which was earlier written keeping Kartik in mind — so that it fits Akshay’s character," the source added.
Earlier this week, Dharma Productions had released a statement officially removing Kartik Aaryan from the film." 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 statement had read. Though no official confirmation has been made yet by the team.