It’s been almost 5 years since ‘Student Of The Year’ released and made it’s mark on the industry with the launch of three young artists. SOTY as it is popularly known, was directed by Karan Johar who according to sources faced the positive and the negative by the critics. However, the country’s millenials sure did groove on it’s music.
It wasn’t long ago that there was a buzz about a sequel to Student Of The Year in the air. The first movie marked the launch of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Siddharth Malhotra, although Karan Johar brings to us a new star cast with the final confirmations of his film.
Here’s what we know about the sequel.
Although Karan Johar was the Director of Student of the Year, this movie brings Punit Malhotra to the director’s chair. It has been 4 years since he has directed a film and he’s eager to make a comeback with this sequel.
Student of the Year 2 casts Tiger Shroff in the lead role. Yes, that’s right! This was only a buzz until recently Tiger confirmed it himself in an interview to Mumbai Mirror stating, “Early next year, I start Student of the Year 2. That’s the only film I’ve confirmed my dates for as of now. The rest will depend on how long this shoot takes. The Rambo shoot is scheduled to kick off towards the end of next year. The film with Hrithik sir will start before that.” His statements also confirm that SOTY 2 will start shooting early in 2018.
Tiger Shroff, who has only acted in 4 films in bollywood has always been an action star. He hasn’t expermiented with the Rom-Com genre and this will be first time that Tiger will be seen as the typical romantic hero in KJo film. In his own words to Hindustan Times, “It is Karan [Johar] sir’s baby. He told me that he gets a lot of mails from people asking him when he would go on floors with the sequel. It is an honour to work with Karan sir.”
Moreover, Karan Johar and Tiger Shroff despite confirming the leading actors of the movie have kept the leading lady under the wraps. Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi KApoor, Disha Patani and Ananya Pandey were linked to the film, but nothing was finalised. Earlier it was rumoured that Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh was to be launched by KJo in the sequel. Amrita Singh also mentioned her desire for the same along with Kareena Kapoor who wanted the same for her stepdaughter. Dad Saif Ali Khan was however, against the idea.
There have also been reports about SOTY 2, unlike SOTY will have 2 leading ladies instead of just one, with no confirmations being made.
So who is the leading lady for SOTY 2?
Through claims made my media reports, Disha Patani, the MS Dhoni actress is finalised by Karan Johar to act against Tiger Shroff as his leading lady. Aaj Tak reported that Karan Johar has finalised Tiger’s rumoured girlfriend Disha for the role, however the independent sources from Hindustan Times couldn’t confirm for the same. There have been no confirmations on the second leading lady for Student of the Year as yet.
With all the buzz that has been going around, one can only ask a few questions. Will the sequel to SOTY be as exciting as the first part? Will Punit Malhotra maintain KJos identity for exaggerated millenials in his movie? Will Tiger Shroff stand out as a good Rom-Com hero? Moreover, will the sequel be able to make it’s mark on the industry the same way SOTY did?