Karan Johar is back to direction with three newcomers - Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. The film reminds us of Mohabbatein that launched four new faces. While in Mohabbatein the newcomers fought for love, in SOTY the younger generation gets competitive and vies for Student of the Year trophy.
Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is as emotional about the project as the actors' parents.
"The film feels different from any other film that I have directed as I have worked with movie stars who don't need hand-holding. With these three newcomers, it was a journey like nurturing and parenting them," Karan Johar told reporters Thursday at the trailer launch of Student Of The Year.
Karan has teamed up with Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Alia Bhatt, David Dahwan's son Varun and model Siddharth Malhotra for the film.
"I am sure their parents are going through the same emotions that I am going through right now. It's a very special feeling. This is something that I felt I needed to do. It's a very satisfying emotion," said Karan adding "this is his holiday movie".
"After My Name Is Khan, I personally felt I needed to do something where I personally have fun. I like dance, song, glamour and of course, keep the emotions intact."
"I felt I needed to be on a holiday even on my creative side. And that is what I exactly did... I made them sing, dance and possibly everything that I like."
Student Of The Year is slated for an Oct 19 release. SYNOPSIS
The road from youth to adulthood is paved with myriad emotions and Student Of The Year celebrates this colorful coming of age. It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh (Sidharth Malhotra) and Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) who traverse the path of competition, envy, triumph, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in their mini-universe of St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun.
Abhimanyu Singh a.k.a Abhi comes from a middle-class family and wants to achieve great heights of success and prosperity, the first step to which will be the Student of the Year trophy while Rohan Nanda a.k.a Ro, is the son of a business tycoon who grapples with a complex relationship with his father and knows that winning the Student Of the Year trophy will bag him the approval that he subconsciously craves for. When the two protagonists with distinct backgrounds and clear goals clash with each other in the locker room, football field and the canteen, there is no question in anyone’s mind that the preset equations of the St.T’s campus were about to change.
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Tweeple on SOTY
@punitdmalhotra: The coolest film of the year... The coolest promo of the year... STUDENT OF THE YEAR!!! http://bit.ly/SOTYTrailer
@OQSpot: The 'Student of The Year' promo. Outstanding. Slick. Stylized. A KJo prod. The cast is cool too. Karan was aat his wittiest best. Cool fun:)
@FarOutAkhtar: @kjohar25 Super trailer - 2 thumbs up. Looking forward to the film.
@kamaalrkhan: Oh God! Abb tho film dekhni hi padegi. Khatarnak maal hai @kjohar25: Introducing ALIA BHATT in STUDENT OF THE YEAR!
@ramkapoor1973: @kjohar25 superb double page spread of SOTY in bombay times. Can't wait to see the trailer releasing today. Yippee yippee I'm excited!!????
@raghuvendras: Varun has really a good sense of humour. He is going to rock. Super confident. loved the trailer of #soty @moh_m
@SaritaTanwar: The hitmaker cometh. After SOTY he will also be known as starmaker! "@kjohar25: The trailer of STUDENT OF THE YEAR!!!!
@AniGuha: 'Student Of The Year' looks less KKHH, more Jo Jeeta... With the @kjohar25 stamp on it. Bring it on, I say.
@TheDailyHoney: Yawn. Are we really believing the 3 new kiddies on the block "auditioned" for SOTY? One is KJo's boytoy and the other two = starkids. Yawn.
(With additional inputs)