Star Cast: Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Kirron Kher, Ritesh Deshmukh, Dino Morea, Abhay Deol
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Producer: Dharma Productions
Writer: Tarun Mansukhani
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: 2012
Ever since the ‘Dostana’ attained such great results at the box office, Bollywood had been expecting its sequel. The Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham starrer was not only a huge hit with respect to the box office collections, but it also did a lot for the careers of its stars. So, when a sequel to this film was announced, one naturally expected to see the original star cast back together to recreate the magic of the earlier film. But this is where the director Tarun Mansukhani surprised his audience.
The news that Priyanka Chopra is not in the ‘Dostana 2’ is quite common now. She has been replaced buy none other than Katrina Kaif herself. One shouldn’t expect Priyanka to be too pleased about this replacement though.
It has been heard that while shooting for a certain commercial on Madh Island with the director Tarun Mansukhani, Priyanka had suggested that she is interested in being part of the concerned film. It is only natural that she would be interested in acting in the film, considering that the first one had done wonders for both her career and her overall value in Bollywood. Moreover, it has been heard that Priyanka and Tarun shared a good equation too. So when the actress expressed her desire to be a part of the ‘Dostana ‘ sequel, the director smiled at her.
Later it was heard that she has not been asked to be a part of the venture at all. Katrina is the new heroine of the film. So, it does not need to be mentioned that all eyes are on her to see if she can out do Priyanka Chopra.
This much anticipated comedy and romance film has definitely seen its share of difficulties even before its filming could be started properly. The director Tarun Mansukhani had originally assured all his fans that the sequel will definitely be made. But for unavoidable circumstances, the film had to be dropped. Now, the director has finally confirmed once more that the fans can definitely expect to see ‘Dostana 2’ and that too, soon.
The film has gone through a lot of delays, rumours and controversies. It had also been heard that the shooting had to be delayed because of some problems between the director rand the producer. The rumour goes that being the serious worker that Karan Johar is, he wanted to do things in a particular way. The director however had his own creative ideas and plans for ‘Dostana 2’, leading to a problem between the two.
All this being said, there is no doubt that in spite of all the problems and the delays, ‘Dostana 2 ‘ is going to be a film worth waiting for. What is to be seen is that can this film live up to the expectations that have been set buy its prequel? We will ache to wait and watch whether it can, when the film finally releases.