It’s been more than two months since Karan Johar announced the second instalment of his 2008 hit movie Dostana along with confirming its leads. The lead cast was narrowed down to Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor, although the cast seemed incomplete without their third and important lead actor. And now, Karan Johar has finally found his suitable boy to romance the two.
The filmmaker took to his official social media handle and finally announced the third lead.
Sharing the photos of the young lad, Karan wrote, “Both happy and excited to introduce the new kid on the Dharma block! LAKSHYA will be making his debut with us in #DOSTANA2 and from thereon, we hope to start a solid cinematic journey together! Please welcome @itslakshya and shower him with all your love and blessings...”
Check out the pictures here:
Lakshya originally known as Laksh Lalwani, before entering Bollywood, has worked in Television for quite some time now. Previously, the 23-year-old actor has been seen as a Roadies X2 contestant.
He went on to feature in the lead roles for television serials like Adhuri Kahaani Hamari opposite Mahima Makwana and as Porus in TV's mythological-fantasy drama show Porus.
Expressing his gratitude to Karan Johar and Dharma Production, Lakshya took to his social media and wrote, “Overwhelmed, grateful & down right EXCITED for this wonderful new beginning! Thank you for this welcome into the #Dharma family, can't wait to get started on #Dostana2! @Dharmamovies”
Even movie critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced the arrival of the young lad in Bollywood, by sharing, “Karan Johar to launch Lakshya - who has his roots in TV - in #Dostana2... Stars Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor... Directed by Collin D’Cunha... Lakshya has a four-film contract with Dharma, which includes films and digital projects.”
From Rajkummar Rao, Siddharth Malhotra to Siddhant Chaturvedi, many names were speculated to fill the slot for a parallel lead with Kartik. However Karan Johar wanted a new face.
As per a source quoted by Pinkvilla, “Kartik and Janhvi are not paired opposite each other in Dostana 2. In fact, they are playing siblings in the film. This is a new brother-sister pairing that KJo is introducing with the movie. The reason why they called the third lead 'a suitable boy' is because both Janhvi and Kartik have the same love interest, to be essayed by this newcomer that Dharma plans to launch with the sequel.”
Directed by Collin D' Cunha, Dostana 2 is produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta.
Stay tuned for more updates!