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Karan Johar cancels London shoot of ‘Dostana 2’ due to lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown continues to wreak havoc within the Bollywood industry, The latest victim to the lockdown is none other than Karan Johar and the much-awaited movie, ‘Dostana 2.’ The film, starring Kartik Aaryan and Jahnvi Kapoor, is being helmed by Collin D’Cunha in his directorial debut.

The film was expected to release by the end of 2020. And in recent video chat interview, Johar revealed that the film was just halfway through when the shoot was called off due to the pandemic, reports Box Office Worldwide.

Johar also revealed that they were planning to shoot some scenes in London but due to the current situation, the writing team has rewritten this part of the script. Rumours now say the film’s remaining parts will be shot in India only.

A source was quoted as saying, “London had become one of the most popular destinations for film shoots for Bollywood filmmakers as the government offers a huge rebate. In fact, in the first 2 ½ months of 2020, as many as 5 films were shot there were released – Bhangra Paa Le, Street Dancer, Jawaani Jaaneman, Happy Hardy And Heer and Angrezi Medium. But now UK is one of the countries with the maximum COVID-19 cases. Producers will be wary of going there and also actors would prefer to stay away from Europe and America till the situational gets better. As a result, one can expect most of the shoots to happen in India itself.”

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