Everything is OK between Karan Johar and Kartik Aaryan. On Wednesday, Johar’s production house Dharma Production announced its new feature film starring Kartik Aaryan, only days after the filmmaker stated that he is open to collaborating with the actor.
The project was announced on Kartik’s 33rd birthday On Wednesday. Dharma Production shared the news on social media, with the caption, ‘Lights, camera, and… surprise!’ (clapboard emoji)’ We are thrilled to announce a new story brewing that has found a home with Dharma Productions and Balaji Telefilms. Starring Kartik Aaryan and directed by Sandeep Modi, this yet-to-be-titled film will be released on 15th August, 2025. Stay tuned!’
Initially, Kartik was signed as the lead in Colin D’Cunha’s romantic comedy Dostana 2, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Dostana. Dostana 2 was produced by Dharma Productions and starring Janhvi Kapoor and newcomer Lakshya.
According to reports Dostana 2 was shelved due to some conflict of interest, Kartik left the project due to creative disputes with Johar. While Kartik and Karan preferred to remain silent about the matter, Dharma said the film will be recast and reshoot. Since then, the director and actor have shared cold vibes which have been widely discussed in the media.
However, in a recent interview, Karan Johar stated that he would love to work with Kartik again. He had said ‘We nearly did a film, but for various reasons, it couldn’t happen. But you never say never. I’m sure the feature holds something strong for both of us. We don’t know about Dostana, but that film will be defining for both of us.’
The untitled film will be produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures and will be helmed by The Night Manager director Sandeep Modi.
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