On Twitter, Karan Johar announced the third lead for Dostana 2 which will be a newcomer, Lakshya.
Before bagging the Dharma Production movie, Lakshya was originally called Laksh Lalwani.
He was first seen on Roadies X2 in 2015. While Prince Narula won that season, Lakshya went on to bag other television soap operas.
Reportedly, his first soap was &TV’s Adhuri Kahani Humari in 2015 and he was later seen in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya the next year.
He was then seen in Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil with Drashti Dhami in which he played her ex-fiance on the show in a few appearances.
Furthermore, he got the lead role in Sony TV’s Porus in 2017. He played Indian warrior Purushottam who fought Alexander the Great.
Dostana 2 also stars Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor in the lead roles.
As soon as KJo made the announcement, some people started asking him if he’s a star kid or not.
Karan often gets criticised by people for launching star kids in Bollywood.
Subsequently, a news portal filed a story about the star kid jokes made on Karan Johar.
The director shared the article and cleared that Lakshya doesn’t hail from any filmy family.
Karan Johar tweeted, “Yes I woke up to several inquiries asking about his film industry connections!!!
He is NOT from the business and went through a legit audition process!! Am grateful to Shanoo Sharma for introducing LAKSHYA to @DharmaMovies”.
Meanwhile, while announcing Lakshya as the third lead for Dostana 2, Karan had shared that he is happy and excited to work with the actor.
He tweeted: “Both happy and excited to introduce the new kid on the Dharma block!
LAKSHYA will be making his debut with us in #DOSTANA2 and from thereon, we hope to start a solid cinematic journey together!
Please welcome #Lakshya and shower him with all your love and blessings…”