• Thursday, June 30, 2022


Coronavirus impact: Karan Johar’s Takht and Dostana 2 to be shelved?

Karan Johar

By: Mohnish Singh

The coronavirus pandemic has engulfed the entire world, claiming thousands of lives all across the globe. With the pandemic continuing to spiral out of control, the global economy has started crippling in a big way. Bollywood, the biggest film producing industry in the world, has not been spared either.

The release of several big-ticket films has been deferred over the past few days. A number of events meant to launch the trailers of upcoming movies and announce new projects have been cancelled. Not just Bollywood, Indian television industry and the webspace are also suffering in the current situation.


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Now, rumour has it that Dharma Productions’ two upcoming projects may be dropped considering the ongoing situation. We are talking about period drama Takht and comic-caper Dostana 2. While Takht features Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in lead roles, Dostana 2, a sequel to Dostana (2008) stars Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and Lakshya in central characters. Both films may be shelved because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Takht was already an endangered project, what with controversies regarding its content and the scriptwriter being accused of a communal tweet. Still, Karan may have gone ahead with it. But now with the viral situation, Takht is strictly a no-can-do project for all concerned,” a well-placed source informs an entertainment portal.


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Recently, Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar released a statement announcing the lockdown of his production house until further notice. “In view of the epidemic spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world including India, we at Dharma Productions have suspended all administrative and production work until further notice,” read the statement.

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