Everything is not right between Dharma Productions and actor Kartik Aaryan. As reported, the actor will not be a part of Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 due to his ‘unprofessional behavior’ and ‘creative differences’. It is specified that Dharma production house is replacing the actor in the sequel to their 2008 hit or any other film business as Karan has vowed never to work with the actor again.
Production on Dostana 2 was already ongoing, and it is rare for a big production house to replace a bulbous actor midway. He had already completed 20 days of shoot for the film. Sources say that Dharma was pushed to the wall by Kartik’s “unprofessional behavior”. Reports also say that there was lack of clarity on obligation of dates from his talent management agency. Kartik’s manager is yet to confirm these reports.
Kartik was also to collaborate with Karan Johar on a new film, a cricket story, to be helmed by Gunjan Saxena director Sharan Sharma. Reports say that film has also been held up now, and the production house will approach a new actor soon.
Soon after such news reports emerged, a segment of netizens started tweeting to claim that Kartik had been removed from the project because he is not an industry insider’s kid. Many users related Kartik’s position with late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was supposedly a victim of nepotism and groupism. Kartik’s fans also tossed verbal attacks at filmmaker Karan Johar.
On the work front, Kartik will be seen in the horror-comedy film “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”, starring Tabu and Kiara Advani. The film is a sequel to 2007 film “Bhool Bhulaiyaa”, which stars Akshay Kumar in the lead. The film is slated to hit screens in November this year. He will also be seen in Dhamaka.