Karan Johar clears air on `Dostana 2` casting

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 19:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar today said rumours about Aishwarya Rai dissuading husband Abhishek Bachchan from working with Katrina Kaif were baseless and ridiculous.

"Rumours about Aishwariya dissuading Abhishek from working with Katrina are absolutely baseless and ridiculous!!! The cast of `Dostana 2` is Abhishek, John and Katrina and we start filming early next year!! Bringing Aishwarya into this is unwarranted!!," Karan wrote on the microblogging site Twitter.

`Dostana 2` is the sequel to the 2008 John-Abhishek -Priyanka Chopra starrer `Dostana`. It is directed by Tarun Mansukhani and is a Karan Johar Production.

According to reports in a section of the media, Katrina allegedly walked out of the Abbas- Mastan movie inspired by `Italian Job` likely to feature Abhishek Bachchan. Hence, Aishwarya wanted her husband to be out of the Karan Johar film.

Abhishek and Katrina have been paired opposite each other in Ram Gopal Varma`s `Sarkar`, a few years ago.

PTI