Kartik Aaryan and Karan Johar’s spat has been in the news for the longest time now. The duo joined hands to work on Dostana 2, and the team along with Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya shot for a portion of the film before the pandemic as well. Aaryan was supposed to return for the shoot in 2021, but according to several reports, he kept stalling and never gave the dates to Johar. This has angered the film-maker to an extend where he has reportedly decided to replace the actor from the film.

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Not just this, it is being said that Johar has decided to not work with the actor again. According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Aaryan initially had problems with the dates and the schedule but later he started having creative issues as well. A source close to the development told Bollywood Hungama, “For the longest time, Kartik gave a genuine reason of the Covid 19 pandemic to not start shoot. He wanted to ensure safety so Karan didn’t push him much. But when he shot for Dhamaka, Karan was upset. They had an indoor meeting where Karan expressed his disappointment.”

The source went on to say that Aaryan was upset with the banner when they “gave Shashank Khaitan’s Yoddha to Shahid Kapoor.” Even after Kapoor quitting the film, the makers did not approach Kartik Aaryan for the film. This made the Dhamaka actor react indifferently and not give his dates to Dostana 2.

Since Aaryan was busy, Johar decided to commence the shoot of Mr. Lele with Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor from April. According to the source, when Kartik got to know about this development, he informed the production house that the only dates available for him to work on Dostana 2 were April onwards. Johar understood what Aaryan was doing and “quickly reprimanded him for the same. He was genuinely upset with Kartik as Janhvi had to pick between Dostana 2 and Mr. Lele. The last we heard, Karan and Kartik are not speaking a word to each other.”

Dharma has decided not to work with Kartik Aaryan in the future.”Dharma is such a prestigious banner and KJo is reputed for launching careers – but never at the cost of a film’s future and the livelihoods of its cast and crew,’ added the source. Now, we will have to wait and see who will replace Aaryan in the film.