'Dostana' completes 10 years, Abhishek Bachchan calls director Tarun Mansukhani the 'soul of the film'

A still from the film 'Dostana'. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Zee News Network New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 14, 2018, 02.23 PM (IST)

As 'Dostana' clocked in 10 years, its lead actor Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to thank the cast and crew of the film. 

Bachchan shared a few behind the scene images from the film's set and which starred Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham, Bobby Deol and Kiran Kher apart from Bachchan. The film, released in 2008, was perhaps the first commercial film in Bollywood to talk about homosexuality alibi in a comic manner. 

Bachchan gave a long caption to the images and revealed that how he first heard of the film in 2005 while shooting for 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna'. 

Here's what Bachchan wrote, "2005 was the first time @karanjohar and @tarun_mansukhani told me the idea of #Dostana. I still remember driving with Tarun to location in New Jersey for the shooting of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna from Manhattan ( Tarun was the 1st AD on the film) when he made me hear a scratch recording of the song Kuch Kam. That was the beginning of our journey to make Dostana. 
Cut to - Miami 2008.
We started the shooting and within a few months completed and released the film. The rest, as they say, is history! 
Nothing about Dostana - for me- has got anything to do with history. All of it is still so fresh and vivid in my mind. But more importantly in my heart! 
A group of friends came together and made a fun film and had a ball
makin it. And it showed. @priyankachopra, my jiggerypoo @thejohnabraham, @kirronkhermp, @boman_irani, @iambobbydeol, Sushmita ji, @theshilpashetty, @vishaldadlani1, @shekharravjiani, Bose, Amrita, Anvita, @manishmalhotra05, Aki, Natasha, all the AD'S and the coolest production crew ever...
Thank you. We made such wonderful memories which we will keep forever. 
All of this was possible because one ( very small) boy worked tirelessly and diligently and held our hands and directed us all the way. @tarun_mansukhani. You are and always will be the soul of the film and I can never Thank you enough. The one person YOU (Tarun) should be thanking profusely is @karanjohar!!
KJ, thank you for believing in all of us to make this film. Thank you for allowing us to make it the way we wanted to. But most of all... Thank you for the constant love and support you always give me. This film which completes 10 yrs today would not have been possible without your vision and belief!" 


Earlier there were reports that suggested that Dharma Productions was planning to make a sequel of the film. But producer Karan Johar shot down rumours with a tweet stating that they had no such plans.