SOTY had two heroes and one leading lady, the sequel will have two leading ladies and one hero!
Karan Johar has just announced Student Of The Year 2 with Tiger Shroff. Punit Malhotra will direct the sequel. While the film’s leading ladies have not been announced yet, a source from the industry says that it will have two leading ladies. Says our source, “In the sequel, two girls will woo Tiger. In all possibility, it will be Sara Ali Khan (Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter) and Jhanvi Kapoor (Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s daughter).”
A trade analyst explains the choice, “It is more profitable and a safer bet for a production house to launch a newcomer than to make a film with stars these days. Films may or may not run, but if you cast a new actor who gets accepted, then the production house makes money for five years without any investment, apart from making one film.”
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Adds the analyst, “When a banner launches an actor, they are contract-bound and the producer gets 20 per cent of whatever the actor makes for five years. This includes film fees, endorsements, shows, live performances, wedding appearances, etc. At the end of five years, KJo would have made at least `300 crore from Alia, Sidharth and Varun. That’s how much a Khan film makes! Aditya Chopra started this model and has launched maximum newcomers. In Karan’s case, all film kids want to be launched in his films, so it’s win-win.”
Wow. Now that's an interesting turn of events. Although SOTY franchise was created to be a launchpad for young actors, signing Tiger sure brings a new change. Whatever happened to casting Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishan Kattar. Wonder if Sidharth, Alia and Varun will make an appearance in SOTY 2... after all, it is their brand, too!
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