Actor Janhvi Kapoor says her upcoming movie Dostana 2, a sequel to the 2008 hit Dostana, goals at normalizing homosexuality. She praised co-star Kartik Aaryan for signing a venture different male stars would have shied away from taking over. The 2008 movie chronicled the story of two males who fake to be homosexual to share an condominium with a lady with whom they ultimately fall in love. Directed by Tarun Mansukhani, the unique featured Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The brand new take, directed by Collin D’Cunha, additionally stars debutant Lakshya.
In an interview with PTI, Kapoor mentioned Dostana 2 has been made maintaining in thoughts the sensibilities of the present occasions and the group is aware about depicting an genuine illustration of homosexuality.
“Dostana 2 seems to be at normalizing homosexuality. There’s nonetheless a stigma round it. Actually, kudos to Kartik who’s mainstream and is thought for being the heartthrob of the nation to tackle a task that I believe most actors would draw back from as a result of it’s about homosexuality,” she mentioned.
The sequel would mark the 23-year-old actor’s third movie with Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions, after 2018 debut Dhadak and final yr’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Lady.
Kapoor mentioned Dostana 2 might be an addition to the same-sex love tales in Bollywood, that are few and much between. The pop-culture area, Kapoor mentioned, is stuffed with largely heterosexual romantic tales they usually have tried to make a movie which the neighborhood would have the ability to relate to.
“It is a cool movie that normalizes homosexuality. It isn’t caricaturish. You have got these iconic (heterosexual) love tales like DDLJ, Jab We Met and different romantic-comedies. However individuals who establish themselves as homosexuals, do not have that,” she mentioned.
“I am not saying that is what we’re promising to do, however from our finish, it is an try. It is a enjoyable movie and I actually cannot look forward to the viewers to see it,” she added.
Kapoor shared she has completed half of the Dostana 2 shoot and would full the remaining parts put up Good Luck Jerry.
Backed by Aanand L Rai, Good Luck Jerry went on flooring in January. It’s directed by Sidharth Sengupta and written by Pankaj Matta. The actor mentioned whereas it’s too early to disclose the main points, she described the movie as a “mixture of motion, comedy and thrill”. Kapoor will subsequent be seen on the massive display within the horror-comedy Roohi, co-starring Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.
Directed by Hardik Mehta and backed by Dinesh Vijan, the movie is scheduled to be launched on March 11.
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