After locking an exciting script for the second instalment of his 2008 hit movie Dostana, Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar has now, reportedly, begun the casting process for the new project.

Yes, buzz has it that the filmmaker has zeroed in on his favourite Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor to play the lead character in the movie. Besides Sidharth and Janhvi, there will be one more actor in the comic-caper.

“Karan Johar always wanted to make Dostana 2, especially after the first film worked so well. Now finally he has a script for the film, which. of course, will speed up production. As for the cast, Karan has finalized both Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor, and is currently looking out for the third lead role that will again be a male lead,” a well-placed source reveals.

Contrary to reports that Dostana 2 will be helmed by a new director instead of Tarun Mansukhani, the source goes on to add that just like its predecessor, the sequel will also be directed by Mansukhani.

“Like the first film, this one too will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The only difference will be the story and cast that will change. But as of now with the hunt still on, the film is still a long way off from going on floor.”