Announcement: Kartik Aaryan & Dharma Productions join hands for a new film after initial fallout

Dharma Productions, in collaboration with Balaji Telefilms Ltd., announced a groundbreaking venture with Kartik Aaryan.

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In a surprising turn of events, Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan, who celebrated his birthday on November 22, received a special gift that has sent shockwaves through the industry. Dharma Productions, in collaboration with Balaji Telefilms Ltd., announced a groundbreaking venture with the actor, marking the end of a significant fallout that occurred during the making of 'Dostana 2.'

However, it seems that all is forgiven and forgotten as the celebrated filmmaker took to Instagram to make a grand announcement on Kartik Aaryan's birthday. The post, adorned with excitement and positivity, disclosed the collaboration between Dharma Productions and Balaji Telefilms Ltd. for a film directed by the exceptionally talented Sandeep Modi. Sharing the post Karan wrote, "Kickstarting today with some special news on a special day!! Extremely thrilled to announce @dharmamovies & @balajimotionpictures coming together for a film helmed by the exceptionally talented @sandeipm. I find myself elated to also announce the supremely talented @kartikaaryan as our lead for this story that will unfold in cinemas on 15th August, 2025."

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Further extending his warm birthday wishes he wrote, "Kartik, happy birthday to you. May our collaboration only grow from strength to strength from hereon and never cease to create magic on the big screen. @ektarkapoor, being your friend is easily the best thing and now working with you will be no different!!!"

The rift between Kartik Aaryan and Dharma Productions became public knowledge in 2021 when Karan Johar, the powerhouse behind the production house, revealed plans to recast 'Dostana 2' after shooting certain scenes with Kartik. Citing 'professional circumstances,' Karan Johar left fans intrigued and speculating about the reasons behind this unexpected decision. Rumors circulating within the industry hinted at alleged 'unprofessional behavior' by Kartik on the film's sets, adding a layer of controversy to the saga.

 As the clock ticks down to the much-anticipated release in 2025, all eyes are on this fresh collaboration, eager to witness the magic that Kartik Aaryan and Dharma Productions are set to create on the big screen.

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