Subhash K Jha analyzes the prospects of the next gay film to come, Dostana 2 after the failure of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

After Ayushmann Khurrana’s Gay Film, What Happens To Dostana 2 Now?

Despite the best efforts of Producer Aanand L Rai and his leading man Ayushmann Khurrana, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has underperformed, thereby putting a question mark on all future films on same-sex relationships.

Last year the Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga about a lesbian romance tanked at the box-office.

And now, Karan Johar’s production Dostana 2 which features Kartik Aryan as a gay protagonist is on shaky grounds. Apparently Johar is now restructuring the film to make it more palatable to family audiences. In the first Dostana film in 2008 the two protagonists John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan were only pretending to be gay.

Apparently Dostana may not feature Kartik Aryan as a gay character at all.

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