Ever since Dharma Productions made the quirky announcement about their next project, Dostana 2, on social media, it had taken the Internet by storm. While Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan were confirmed as the star cast for the film, the name of the third actor was kept under wraps, which added to the growing buzz around the film. A few days back, marking an end to everyone’s wait, the makers announced Lakshya as the third lead for their upcoming flick, sequel of the much-talked about 2008 film, Dostana.
While the first installment of the film, starring Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan revolved around the story of two men who pretend to be gay, the second part of the romantic-comedy is more upfront with its storyline. The leading male duo, Kartik and Lakshya will be seen playing gay partners in the Tarun Mansukhani directorial.
“In Dostana, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham’s characters were only pretending to be gay. In Dostana 2, Kartik and debutant Lakshya actually play gay characters,” quoted Deccan Chronicle.
With the Indian film industry flourishing over the years, the topic of sexual orientation still remains to be a taboo in films. However, in recent times, with films like Vicky Donor, Shub Mangal Savdhan, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, to name a few, the scenario is evolving with many filmmakers stepping ahead to make movies over the rarely talked about subjects in the society.
Interestingly, Kartik Aaryan will be the first mainstream actor to play a gay character on screen alongside debutant Lakshya. This collaboration will be worth a watch and the makers of the film deserve an applaud for talking more about similar sex relationships.
Besides the two actors, Janhvi Kapoor will play the female lead in the film, The film is expected to enter production by the end of 2019 and be released in 2020.
Courtesy : deccan chronicle