Karan Johar is known as a Bollywood filmmaker who always introduces new faces. He has introduced stars such as Alia Bhat and Varun Dhawan in his earlier film, “Student of the Year.” The film is scheduled to release worldwide on November 23, 2018.

Karan is ready to start with the sequel of SOTY in the form of (Student of the Year 2.)The first posters of the flick have been released with Tiger Shroff in the lead role. The poster which was shared by KJo also holds a tagline “Admissions Open 2018”. The search for the heroine for the film ends with Ananya Pandey, who is the daughter of Chunky Pandey and Tara Sutariya an accomplished dancer who has exposure as a VJ and is a TV actress too.

She has also worked with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Bachchan in “Guzarish.” She also worked in the TV reality show 'Do anything for Entertainment.'

"Student of the Year" was released in 2012 and was a runaway hit. The film also saw the debut of three new faces in the form of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Siddharth Malhotra.

A sequel to "Student of the Year" was in the making for a long time, and now it is confirmed that the flick like its original will see three lead actors. Two actors have already been finalized - Tiger Shroff and Ananya Pandey.

The second lead actress has now been finalized, and it is a well-known singer, dancer, and Video Jockey Tara Sutariya. She specializes in classical ballet and is also well versed in American Dance. She has conducted concerts in London, Tokyo, Lavasa, and Mumbai.

She also played lead roles in series produced by Disney Channel India in 2014.

Unlike its original, the movie will have two actresses and one actor. One might remember that SOTY had one actress and two actors, played by Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra.

The flick, ‘Student of the Year” was one of the most successful films of 2012 and was set against the backdrop of a typical college campus. It also saw the introduction of three new faces. The flick was made under the banner of Dharma Production and fans will have huge expectation from the sequel of SOTY.

Tiger in his macho self

SOTY 2 posters showed Shroff in his role as a spoiled brat and looked cool in his denim and chiseled physique. Ever since the announcement of the sequel, fans were excited to know the actresses who will star in the flick.

Shroff will also star in "Baaghi 2" which is a sequel to the original "Baaghi" starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor and will be directed by Sabbir Khan. Tiger Shroff will also star in the Desi version of the highly successful Sylvester Stalone "Rambo" Series.

Manushi, Disha, all were in contention

There were rumors that Karan was in touch with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar but later the rumors were denied by Karan himself. Ananya Pandey effortlessly got the role which was played by Alia Bhat in the original SOTY.

According to a report published on Deccan Chronicle dated February 15, 2018, Johar was keen to have Manushi in his project, but after seeing Ananya clear the audition of "SOTY 2" effortlessly, Karan made up his mind to have her in the lead role. Disha Patani, better known as Tiger Shroff’s former girlfriend was also rumored to be in the contention. However, this was never confirmed by either side.

"SOTY 2" will be directed by Punit Malhotra who has earlier directed “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein” and “I Hate Luv Stories,” both of which were box-office disasters. One can only hope that this venture does not end like his earlier films.

This time around there are no controversies for Mr. Johar like he faced previously after casting a Pakistan actor in his film starring Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor.