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Dostana (2008), starring Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles, was one of the most important films of its time. It did not only bring the topic of same-sex love to our drawing rooms but also handled the sensitive subject in a very sensible yet entertaining manner.

Ever since the release of the film more than a decade ago, rumours have been rife about a possible sequel to it. But no plans have materialized yet. Dostana 2 was in news again a couple of weeks ago when fresh reports surfaced that the makers have locked the final script and that the casting process has begun.

However, rubbishing all such baseless rumours, filmmaker Karan Johar, who produced the comic-caper, has said that no casting has been done for Dostana 2. “For the record, no one has been officially approached for Dostana 2. Some thoughts and ideas are underway, but nothing official has moved,” said the filmmaker.

Johar is presently busy with the pre-production work of his most ambitious project Takht. The period drama, which is expected to hit the shooting floor towards the end of the year, stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal in prominent parts.

Takht is set to release in 2020.