Dharma Productions has finally released a statement and confirmed actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in filmmaker Karan Johar's 'Dostana 2'
Johar's banner has decided to maintain silence 'due to professional circumstances'.
The official statement by the production house read: "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."
For those unversed, if reports are anything to go by, Kartik has been sacked from the much-awaited film due to differences with the 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' filmmaker.
The actor had been shooting for 20 days but, as per reports, differences seem to have emerged between the makers and the actor. According to unconfirmed reports, Johar's banner Dharma Productions have also decided not to collaborate with the actor in future.
"Kartik is not part of 'Dostana 2' anymore and Dharma Productions will not be working with him again. After 20 days of shoot, he had issues with script and felt that it was not okay. This was strange as he had gone through the script one to one and a half years back," a source had told IANS.
It seems like the actor was also not allotting dates to the project.
"Dharma productions has been in touch with Kwan Talent Management Agency, who manages Kartik. But there was no reply for dates," the had source added.
'Dostana 2' also stars actress Janhvi Kapoor. The film's shoot had begun in Amritsar but was halted due to the pandemic.