Filmmaker Karan Johar is all set for a sequel of Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan starrer Dostana 2. After roping in Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan, Karan will launch newcomer Lakshya in Bollywood with the film.
Newbie Lakshya has inked a four-film contract with Karan's Dharma Productions, which includes movies and digital projects.
Before bagging the film, Lakshya, who has previously appeared in TV shows, went through a rigorous selection process which included auditions and photoshoots. "We believe in introducing new talent to the film fraternity. We are proud to have introduced over 20 first-time filmmakers and seven actors in the recent past. We are excited to introduce Lakshya, the newest addition to the family. "We will be introducing him in 'Dostana 2'. He was chosen after a series of meticulous auditions and test shoots. We are thrilled to engulf him in our creative world and look forward to creating celluloid magic together," Karan said in a statement.
According to sources Janhvi and Kartik play sibling in the film and they both end up falling for Karan Johar's latest launch, Lakshya.
Lakshya began his journey to Bollywood through the small screen. Earlier known as Laksh Lalwani, the actor shot to fame with MTV Warrior High. He was also seen in TV shows like Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, Adhuri Kahaani Hamari and Porus. He also had a small role in gangster movie Haseena Parkar. Bagging Dostana, Laksh aka Lakshya seems to have decided to drop his surname.
"Dostana 2" also launches a new director in the industry, Collin D'Cunha. The first film, directed by Tarun Mansukhani was a major box office and critical success for the producer. The story follows two men who pretend to be gay to share an apartment with a girl with whom they eventually fall in love.