It would not be wrong to say that, back in 2008, Karan Johar was among the first to choose to make a film on a subject as sensitive as homosexuality. Cut to the present day, we’ve got a sequel to the movie and this time, Dostana 2 will have Kartik Aaryan leading the project. We also have the Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in Ayushamnn Khurrana.
Although fans were drawing constant comparisons between the two films, finally Kartik chose to break his silence on the same. Kartik has said, denying any possibility of parallels in the films, that they are both interested in the topic of the film that nothing else matters to either him, Ayushmann or the production teams.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Kartik said, “The two films ‘ plots aren’t identical. Actually the subject is so critical that we are all equally interested in it. None of us are searching for commercial advantages here, nor is[ the Dostana 2 team] feeling slightly slight that their film is coming before ours. For decades, we have not adequately represented the queer community; 2020 may be a year of highlighting these tales. Be it Dostana 2 or Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, I am glad that these films are finally starting a conversation. Slowly, the hiccups that producers would usually have about such subjects are smoothening out.
Directed by Collin D’Cunha, Dostana 2 features leading roles from Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and Laksh Lalwani and is scheduled to release around the end of 2020. Whereas, under the direction of Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in lead roles is scheduled to be released on February 21, 2020.
While both the films revolve around the sensitive subject of homosexuality, it will be fascinating to see if due to its early release, the Ayushmann starrer gets an upper hand. Let us know what you thought of the same thing!