Karan Johar’s Next Gen Star: Shanaya Kapoor in ‘Student of the Year’ Series

Karan Johar has been captivating audiences with his films for years, introducing memorable characters like Poo in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and creating unique college experiences in movies like “Student Of The Year.” The franchise began in 2012 with the debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra, followed by a sequel in 2019 starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, and Ananya Panday, although Johar didn’t direct the latter film.

Student Of The Year 3

Now, Karan Johar aims to take his beloved “Student Of The Year” franchise to new heights with “Student Of The Year 3,” which will be transformed into a web series produced by Dharma’s digital wing. This decision represents a significant departure from the traditional format of the franchise, signaling a shift in style and storytelling.

Speaking at the Cinevesture International Film Festival (CIFF) in Chandigarh, Karan Johar revealed that “Student Of The Year 3” will be directed by Reema Maya, known for her work on “Nocturnal Burger.” He emphasized that the series will reflect Reema’s unique vision rather than his own, allowing her to make it her own. Johar expressed his desire for the series to embody Reema’s voice, making it distinct from previous installments in the franchise.

Karan Johar Eyes Shanaya Kapoor?

While it was previously rumored that Shanaya Kapoor would lead “Student Of The Year 3,” no official updates have been provided. However, there’s speculation that she may still be part of the series, potentially making her debut on streaming platforms rather than in theaters. Shanaya was supposed to debut with Dharma Productions’ Bedhadak, alongside Laksh Lalwani and Gurfateh Pirzada, but the film has reportedly been put on hold.

Karan Johar is currently busy wearing a producer hat venturing into most of the films and web series under the name of Dharmic Productions for OTT releases.  Meanwhile, There has been buzz about Salman Khan walking out from The Bull, collaboration between the actor and Karan Johar which was stated to be untrue.


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