Not Deepika, Katrina to romance John, Abhishek in ‘Dostana 2’

Deepika Padukone has been finalized for ‘Dostana 2’ but the delay in the film shoot may let Deepika walk out of the project making room for Katrina Kaif. Tarun Mansukhani wants Deepika Padukone for the sequel but the script of the movie is not yet ready and Deepika can’t wait for the film to begin anymore as her next film is on the line. The ‘Cocktail’ actress riding high on the success of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Chennai Express’ or Katrina Kaif will replace Priyanka Chopra in the sequel.

Karan Johar has approved a script and the film was expected to go on floor in November but now there has been a question mark.

“Tarun has been tirelessly working on the script of the sequel for quite some time now. However, Karan is a difficult man to please. Although, he had finally okayed a draft early this year, it seems now he is not too convinced about it anymore and wants Tarun to rework on it,” the source said.

For the delay in the shoot, Deepika Padukone is yet not sure about doing ‘Dostana 2?. The source adds, “Deepika is ready to do the film but only if it starts around October. By January, she will begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next, in which she stars opposite Ranbir Kapoor. If the first schedule of ’Dostana 2? gets delayed, she might have to let go of this project, as she can’t push Imtiaz’s dates. Those are matched with Ranbir’s, who also has a choc-a-block shooting calendar.”

If Deepika Padukone is not available for the project then the next suitable option is Katrina Kaif. Hence, we will get to see Katrina romancing John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in the film.