Dostana released in 2008 becoming one of the most successful movies of that year. The movie produced under the banner of Dharma Productions, owned by Karan Johar. Directed by Tarun Mansukhani and it was also his first film. He has been an assistant director in many Karan Johar directorial movies.
The movie was a benchmark in John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra’s career. For the very first time, a gay comedy was commercially and critically acclaimed. John and Abhishek play the role of fake gay partners in order to get an apartment with a woman, whose role is played by Chopra. This is how the movie goes forward and actors like Boman Irani, Bobby Deol and Kirron Kher’s comic timings made the movie a worth watch.
There were several rumors that the second part is also happening with the same cast. But nothing of that sort worked out. Speculations were such that Katrina Kaif will be replacing Priyanka for the second part, but now the situation has changed and also the actors.
The second part was not moving forward as Johar was not getting that kind of a good script. But according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Karan Johar has finalized the script and is making his moves on the casting of the film. As per a report in Firstpost, a source close to the Production house commented, “Like the first film this one too will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The only difference will be story and cast that will change.”
There are speculations that Siddharth Malhotra and the newcomer and daughter of the late female superstar, Sridevi, actress Jhanvi Kapoor have been roped in. These are two leads for the second part and the third one is yet to be finalized.
This will be Jhanvi’s second movie after Dhadak, which was a successful movie. Siddharth Malhotra is currently filming for ‘Jabariya Jodi’ along with actress Parineeti Chopra. The director of the movie Tarun Mansukhani is shooting for ‘Drive’ which is an action comedy, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez, releasing this year itself.
Dostana 2 will go on floors this year end or early next year, which will quicken the process of releasing the movie in 2019.