Finally Karan Johar gives the green signal to Dostana 2! The sequel of the original romcom went through a lot of changes and has been dogged by speculation since 2008. Why this delay? What went on?
Bollywood is raining sequels, and Dostana couldn’t be left far behind, since we heard noises about it since the movie’s success in 2008. But the delay in finalising the script for a new version and possibilities for the cast led to speculations galore. So what took so long? Apparently Karan Johar wasn’t satisfied with the scripts Tarun Mansukhani was writing. KJo wanted the magic of the original film to be doubled and so he kept pushing for the best. We’ve heard that KJo even told Tarun to take ‘all the time’ he needed. And it looks like Tarun took this request pretty seriously. Another speculation floated the thought that KJo was put off by Mansukhani’s high-handedness. The rumour went on to say that Tarun had hiked his price and wanted his rates to be on par with Rajkumar Hirani’s. Also, names such as Riteish Deshmukh, Abhay Deol, Ranbir Kapoor and Dino Morea found their way to the cast list, with no real truth in any story. But today KJo put an end to all speculation and tweeted: “DOSTANA 2 is definitely starting next year….Script is locked…abhishek and john are ready!!! the boys are back!! Tarun is all set….” With John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan back into the bromancing relationship, all that remains to be decided is who will stand at the third vertex of this love triangle? We know for a fact that it’s not Priyanka Chopra, because a few months ago she was quoted as saying, “I was never doing Dostana 2..hello..reason being my love story ends in the first film..so where is the question?”. Rumours say that it is Katrina Kaif who will do the role. With double the magic in this one, is ‘Chikni Chameli’ the right choice for our gay hotties? What do you think?