16 Apr 2021: Karan Johar drops Kartik Aaryan from 'Dostana 2'
Dharma Productions has removed actor Kartik Aaryan from Dostana 2, reports said today.
It is being suggested that Aaryan repeatedly canceled shooting schedules and this left the studio miffed.
After allegedly keeping up with his behavior for several months, Dharma Productions, headed by Karan Johar, has decided to never work with him.
The movie also stars Janhvi Kapoor and newcomer Lakshya.
Reports: Aaryan backed out of shoot schedule multiple times
To recall, the cast for the second installment of the Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, and John Abraham starrer was announced in June 2019.
The film's schedule was adversely affected due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Later, when things got better and shooting was supposed to resume, Aaryan reportedly kept backing out of schedules.
Johar is believed to have understood his concerns initially.
Fallout: His abrupt cancellation had also affected co-star Kapoor
A source close to the development told Pinkvilla that the "sudden cancellation of shoot from his end resulted in date diary of everyone else from the cast of Dostana 2 going haywire."
Johar couldn't tolerate Aaryan's tantrums anymore when the recent cancellation led to Kapoor losing out on a film.
She was to shoot for Mr. Lele but had left it for Dostana 2.