Mumbai, April 17, 2021, Actor Kartik Aaryan, who was set to headline "Dostana 2", is now no longer part of the movie. Sitting "unprofessional behavior" reason, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, who is producing the movie has replaced the actor from the sequel of John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan starrer.
Dharma Productions, on Friday (April 16), took to Twitter and issued a statement regarding the controversy surrounding "Dostana 2" and chose to maintain a dignified silence over Kartik's omission from the horror-comedy. The statement also read that the recasting for Dostana 2 will be made soon.
Meanwhile, Kartik's exit from the movie has given fresh air to the nepotism issue which was one of the highlights of 2020 apart from the covid-19 pandemic. Soon after such news reports the actor's exit emerged, a section 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 compared Kartik's position with late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was allegedly a victim of nepotism and groupism. Kartik's fans also hurled verbal attacks at filmmaker Karan Johar.