After a lot of anticipation and buzz, the makers of Student Of The Year 2 introduced us to the batch of 2019 in the form of a kickass trailer and boy, are we hooked! Featuring Tiger Shroff along with debutantes Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, the promo was everything we expected and more. It gave us peek as to how the fresh crop will contest the challenge of the decade and it didn't look easy! Then came the songs and we were certain about one thing, the newest bunch of St. Teresa is here to win!
Ananya Panday who has already become a Tinsel town favourite. Thanks to her infectious personality and unapologetic candour, the starlet is already on her way of becoming a youth symbol. Much like ex-student Alia Bhatt who entered Bollywood with a similar air and vibe. If you're late to the party; Punit Malhotra's SOTY 2 is a sequel to Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra's high school drama, Student Of The Year (2012) and it is almost uncanny how similar Alia and Ananya are.
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Yes, and not just the fact that they both belong to filmy families but actual similar traits that forced us to take a test. While it remains to be seen if the audience will be as accepting of Ananya as they were of Alia (we have a feeling they will), we have already witnessed a litmus test and are proud to predict that the newbie is likely to have a similar career trajectory like the Gully Boy actress. We are not ashamed but we spent the better part of the afternoon watching old interviews of Alia with the boys and compared it to Ananya's interviews with the guys. And the hunch was right!
Hear our arguments and then gauge for yourself. Well, for starters, both Alia and Ananya skipped college to be Dharma heroines and look how that turned out (great, FYI). Having said that, Ananya needs no classes for confidence, just like Alia when she came like a fresh breath of air back in 2012. If anything she taught us a thing or two about being relatable and relevant and Ananya is already doing just that. Not to mention, Ananya is acting her age, speaking about her first kiss and crushes like Alia who was candid as a kite, talking about her crush on now-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. One look at their Koffee With Karan debuts and you'll know what we are talking about. No, seriously, you should re-watch Ananya imitating Tara.
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Done? Now, watch Alia in all her glory during her rapid fire.
See what we see? It's unmissable actually.
If you're still not convinced, hear this- Both Alia and Ananya had kickass dialogues in the trailer. While Alia character Shanaya's style didn't involve 'hath main pom pom leke ladkon ke liye chilana', Ananya's Shreya made it clear that don't 'mess with the wrong girl', whoever is the 'princess' is. Yeah, that! In fact, as fate would have it, they even have the same stylist - Sanjay Kumar Dohalia and now you know! You can further check out boxes in these interviews below and that'll do the talking.
Talking about SOTY2 it is produced under the banner of Dharma Productions and will be distributed by Fox Star Studios. SOTY2 is scheduled to hit the screens on May 10. Earlier, the film had garnered headlines because of none other than Will Smith. Mainly because he took us back to 2012, with his rendition of Radha in the film, where he matched steps with Tiger and the newbies. Smith shot for the song on his last visit to India. The Hollywood actor recently shared a behind-the-scenes video, wherein he is seen practising for his performance and boy, it looked like he was born to be a Bollywood dancer. Stay tuned to BL for more updates and scoops!
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