After meeting a gay soldier, Sam persuades a reluctant Kunal to pretend that they are lovers so they can rent the apartment.
They regret their decision when they meet Neha, since they are attracted to her.
Dostana is regarded as one of the most stylish and trend-setting of Indian films, with Filmfare ranking it first in a 2013 poll.
Dostana was the first mainstream Indian film with a gay element and has been credited for exploring a topic largely ignored by most of the Indian population.
The film was released on 14 November 2008 to positive reviews, with praise for its performances, direction, music, costumes and style.
Neha, upset at being passed over for promotion, goes home and is consoled by Rani; in turn, she helps Rani accept her son's sexuality.
Kunal and Sam help Neha with a project assigned by Abhi, who is impressed with her work.
A box-office success, Dostana grossed over 871 million, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.
Dostana received nine nominations for the 54th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor (Bachchan), and Best Music Director.M becomes upset, because Neha had told him Sam and Kunal were both single, and leaves.At Neha's office the following day, M announces that Abhimanyu "Abhi" Singh will be the new editor.Sam and Kunal redirect their efforts into frightening Veer, Abhi's five-year-old son, about his future with Neha.During a basketball game, Neha discovers that Abhi plans to propose to her and asks Kunal and Sameer's advice.The three become good friends, and Sam and Kunal fall in love with her.