Filmmaker Karan Johar has decided to cast Chunky Pandey’s daughterAnanya opposite Tiger Shroff in Student Of The Year 2, reports DNA. Student Of The Year 2 is a sequel to Karan’s 2012 film of the same name, which marked Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s debut.
The report adds that after toying with the idea of casting Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Saif and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan, the Bollywood mega mogul finally zeroed in on Ananya.
“Saif and Amrita’s daughter Sara and Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi were also considered for Student of the Year. But the idea was dropped. Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya has now been chosen,” a source was quoted as saying.
“Karan, Tiger Shroff and director Punit Malhotra were present at the audition where Ananya was asked to read out Alia’s lines from Student Of The Year. And Ananya sailed through like a professional. Karan immediately decided to cast her,” the source added.
Rumours are, Disha Patani and Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey will play the female leads in the film.
Student Of The Year 2 was supposed to launch Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor but DNA reports that the “idea was dropped.” Ever since SOTY 2 was announced, gossip insisted that Karan had finalised Janhvi for the film. But neither Sridevi nor Karan bothered to clarify. Ananya, however, it appears is the final star because Janhvi is making her debut with Karan Johar’s Dhadakopposite Shahid Kapoor’s half brother Ishaan Khatter.
Student Of The Year 2 will be directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan’s Dharma Productions. The first poster of the film, starring Tiger Shroff, was unveiled on November 19.
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