EXCLUSIVE: Janhvi Kapoor talks about doing Dostana 2, says she's happy how cinema is normalising homosexuality

Last week, it was announced that Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor have been roped in to play the main leads in Dostana 2. Now, Janhvi has exclusively spoken to us about the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Janhvi Kapoor talks about doing Dostana 2, says she's happy how cinema is normalising homosexuality
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Ending all speculations that have been doing the rounds for years now, Karan Johar made the big announcement about the sequel to Dostana last week. The ace filmmaker revealed that it will be Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor who will be playing the main leads in the sequel to the romcom that made homosexuality a dinner table conversation. 

With Kartik and Janhvi coming on board, the film has got fresh young energy in abundance. Currently, the makers are scouting for 'a suitable boy' - preferably a newcomer who they will launch with Dostana 2. Reacting to the whole development, Janhvi Kapoor opened up about the film for the first time exclusively with Pinkvilla. She told us, "I'm just really excited to be a part of this film! Not just because of what it’s trying to say but also because the story is just so much fun. I’m happy we’re talking about this subject more and more in cinema and normalising it." While many actors - both male and female - might have their own reservations about the film and playing a gay character, Janhvi is one of those few who will soon become one of the faces behind a pioneering movement. More power to you girl! 

Karan had earlier said, “I am excited to take the franchise forward with Kartik and Janhvi! This is our first film at Dharma with Kartik and we are very excited to work with him. I can’t wait to create some desi boy and girl madness with Kartik and Janhvi. We will also be introducing a new male lead in this film and Collin makes his debut as director with Dostana 2." We can't wait for this one! 

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I dont understand the hype around jhanvi. I can only see her talent in wearing gym shorts. Nepo kids feel its their birth right to enter movies and aldo get multiple chances. They feel they are of some other planet and outsiders are like lesser beings.

I dont understand the hype around jhanvi. I can only see her talent in wearing gym shorts. Nepo kids feel its their birth right to enter movies and aldo get multiple chances. They feel they are of some other planet and outsiders are like lesser beings.

Sad woman. Already undergone multiple cosmetic surgeries at this young age. What a sad sad legacy..

So much facial surgery already done at this young age! Such sad legacy..

Why nepotism is almost synonym to sin? You invest your hard earned crores for a family member or a friend’s child. It is your gambling. You win, the kid gets a break, if not both lose. When it clearly the gambling these adults take, how does it affect you? If I have a business I will train my son to take after me, if I have a farm, same thing. But for film industry doing the same is sin? How? Did they ruin anyone by giving a chance to family member? How many movies does this nepokid gets after first break without talent? Why all this noise for film industry only? Can these people accuse Reliance Ambanis promoting nepotism because they put their children into high positions? Only film industry is getting hit for nepotism is not fair

You surely don't know anything except films! Even other processions get criticized for nepotism! And it should be!

maybe it'll genuinely be better...
karan's not stupid- he would have realised that what worked in 2008 wont work in 2019 coz audience mindset has grown towards lgbtq+ issues. script should also be appropriate.

also nepotism

But the original Dostana was extremely homophobic!

kjo wants to use kartik now as all his nepo favourites have flopped, if it works good for kjo, even if it doesn't- Kartik's career gets harmed.. win win for kjo

Actually wrecked Imran Khans career Ek Main Aur Ek Tu and Gori tere pyaar main. Obviously didn’t help that he couldn’t act. Ranbir is already looking miserable what with being trapped with Alia and Brahmahstra a trilogy.

u talk like karan FORCED imran to sign those films. but imran signed those in all his good sense.
and btw bebo was also in those flops and look at her today.
imran flopped not because of karan but coz of himself and tbh im surprised you even remember imran existed

Yes and also how cinema is normalising Nepotism.
How about Diana Penty, Kartik and some other outsider in Dostana 2?

noone is coming to see diana penty in dostana 2

Kartik won't even be able to save this titanic.

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