Karan Johar reacts to the Internet consultation on the actor of 'Dostana 2' Lakshya
Karan Johar finally announced the second male protagonist for Dostana 2 when he introduced Lakshya on social media. And soon he was flooded with questions about who this star boy is and what his connections are in the film industry. The filmmaker decided to answer the curious and published: Yes, I woke up with several questions asking about his connections with the film industry! He is NOT from business and went through a legitimate audition process! I thank Shanoo Sharma for introducing LAKSHYA to @DharmaMovies. ”
Previously, KJo had announced that it will produce Dostana 2 with Kartik Aaryan & Janhvi Kapoor in the lead, while the search was on for ‘a suitable boy’. And it seems like after a whole lot of auditions the filmmaker has pinned this fresh face for a big launch with Dharma Productions. Karan had shared on Twitter, “Both happy & excited to introduce the new kid on the Dharma block! LAKSHYA will be making his debut with us in #DOSTANA2 & from thereon, we hope to start a solid cinematic journey together! Please welcome #Lakshya & shower him with all your love & blessings...” ‘Dostana 2’ will be directed by Collin D' Cunha.
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Both happy & excited to introduce the new kid on the Dharma block! LAKSHYA will be making his debut with us in #DOSTANA2 & from thereon, we hope to start a solid cinematic journey together! Please welcome @itslakshya & shower him with all your love & blessings...
Lakshya’s Instagram account describes him as a ‘dreamer’. With more than 7000 followers, Lakshya is looking at a big debut in the industry. All of 23 years, the actor's real name is Laksh Lalwani & he has appeared in several TV shows. He had dropped his surname in 2016 & had told TOI then, "I feel that the surname philosophy works against the motto of unity in diversity. No one suggested or influenced me to drop my surname. There is no numerology attached to my decision as I don’t believe in it. I strongly feel it is destiny & hard work which make all the difference. It’s simply an ideology which attracted me.”