Filmmaker Karan Johar will make the sequel of "Student of the Year" (SOTY) soon, and the news has been fuelling speculations regarding the cast for some time now. The recent buzz is that not only Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara, but also his son Ibrahim might star in "SOTY 2."
Ibrahim is currently about 15 years old and Saif is ready to introduce his son to Bollywood films as an actor, according to Bollywood Life. It had earlier been reported that Karan was planning to launch Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan in the sequel, but the filmmaker recently said Aryan will first finish his studies. It means Ibrahim's possibilities of becoming a part of the project are higher.
According to earlier reports, Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khattar, Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli and Sridevi's daughter Jhanvi Kapoor were also being considered for "Student of the Year 2." However, KJo may not direct the sequel, and Punit Malhotra's name was doing the rounds as the one to helm the project.
"Student of the Year" also featured three newcomers â€” Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan â€” in the lead roles. And now the three are among the leading stars of Bollywood. Alia once said she would ask Karan if she could do a cameo in the sequel, while Sidharth said in an interview that he owed everything to "SOTY."
"I don't know if the star cast of 'Student of the Year 2' has been finalized, but I know 'SOTY' was made with three new comers and I think that should remain. 'SOTY 2' should be made with a new star cast but I'll ask Karan if I can do a special appearance in the film," Deccan Chronicle had quoted Alia as saying.
"It will be great and for the first time, there will be a franchise to a film based on college life. I owe everything to that film and I wish more and more people from outside get work. That will help in better casting and like me, more and more outsiders can achieve their dream," Sidharth had told DC.