After always directing films with SRK in the lead it was quite a surprise when Karan Johar announced last year that his next film as director after the successful My Name Is Khan would actually be a film with newcomers, Student of the Year ( SOTY from here on ). What was even more surprising was the fact that the film was to be produced jointly by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan. SOTY introduces Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan ( son of David Dhawan ) and Alia Bhatt ( daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan ). Incidentally both Siddharth and Varun had worked as A.D’s with Karan Johar on MNIK.
A campus film that promises to be fun ( but isn’t it yet another triangular love story? ), the film also stars Kayoze Irani ( son of Boman Irani ), Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor etc. The music is by Vishal-Shekhar and Ayananka Bose is the DOP. SOTY is slated for release on October 19 and for now do check out the trailer and tell us what you feel about it.