What’s Worse than Student of the Year? SOTY 2

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What’s Worse than Student of the Year? SOTY 2

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n his latest surgical strike on Bollywood, Karan Johar, the eternal guardian angel of star kids and the backer of achingly abominable franchises, has officially announced Student Of The Year 2. A sequel to his 2012 directorial outing Student Of The Year that launched Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra, SOTY 2 is set to be directed by Punit Malhotra, and produced by Dharma Productions.

Tiger Shroff, son of Bollywood’s Bhidu Jackie Shroff, will star in the sequel, reinforcing Johar’s belief in the famous Dharma saying, “Signing two star kids is better than one.” This comes a few days after the director made headlines for championing the noble cause of nepotism (yet again) when he signed Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khattar for Dhadak, the Hindi remake of Sairat.