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It's a proud moment for Karan Johar. Because he has decided to name
his new production starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and
Priyanka Chopra after a hit film of his father from 1980. The film
directed by his assistant Tarun Mansukhani is set in Miami, the
shoot for which starts this summer. And it's just been named
Says Karan Johar, "For a long time we had no title for Tarun
Mansukhani's brilliant script. It's funny, sassy, hilarious…and
it's about the friendship between these two guys played by Abhishek
and John. So, I don't know why it took us so long to hit on the
right title. Dostana, it is. I was waiting for Tarun to
return from location scouting before firming in on the title."
nostalgic about the title. "You know when my father produced
Dostana in 1980 when he was going through hard times. But
all the three principal actors Amit Uncle (Bachchan), Shatrughan
Sinhaji and Zeenat Aman co-operated to the fullest. That's how the
film was made."
So is the new Dostana a love triangle like the old one?
"Ha! Well, yes and no. Though it's a love story. There's a
never-before twist in the tale. All I can say on-record is that
we've never had a love triangle like this before. And you'll never
see Abhishek and John playing something like this again," promises
He's also relieved that there was no title hassle. "For
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna I had to ask Aroona Irani aunty.
She sweetly gave me the title in exchange for a pappi (kiss). For
Dostana, I had to kiss nobody, except my father's