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Karan Johar gives an update on Student of the Year 3 at CIFF; Reema Maya of Nocturnal Burger fame directs the series

Apr 01, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Talking at the Cinevesture International Film Festival about his upcoming work, he shared new details about the SOTY series.

Filmmaker Karan Johar spilled details about Student of the Year 3 at the Cinevesture International Film Festival (CIFF) in Chandigarh. Talking about his upcoming work, he discussed the web series, revealing that Reema Maya of Nocturnal Burger fame directs it, reports TOI. (Also Read: Salman Khan backs out of Karan Johar's The Bull after endless production delays)

‘Wanted it to be her voice’

Karan Johar says that Reema Maya has made SOTY 3 her own(Instagram)

Talking about collaborating with emerging directors and writers, Karan cited Reema’s example, stating, “Reema Maya will be directing the digital version of Student of the Year. But it will be her way and definitely not mine because if I’ll enter Reema Maya’s world, then I will make it more of an illusion, which is what her name means. I just wanted it to be her voice. She made it her own series.”

About Reema Maya

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Reema is an international award-winning writer-director and the co-founder of the production house, Catnip. She is an independent filmmaker known for her short films that premiered at various film festivals. At Sundance Film Festival 2018, her short film Counterfeit Kunkoo received good response.

Her most recent film is Nocturnal Burger, which premiered at the Short Film Program section at the Sundance Film Festival 2023. She has also directed videos for brands like Netflix, Red Bull and boAt. In 2018 she was also featured on Hindustan Times’ 30 under 30 list.

Student of the Year 3

Harpers Bazaar reported last year that Shanaya Kapoor will headline the third installment of Student of the Year. While she was set to debut with Dharma Productions’ Bedhadak, along with Laksh Lalwani and Gurfateh Pirzada, the film seems to have been shelved. She was later supposed to debut with Mohanlal-starrer, Malayalam film Vrushabha, which was also shelved.

The filmmakers are yet to make an official announcement about the web series, and reveal rest of the cast and crew. SOTY released in 2012 while SOTY 2 released in 2019.

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