KJo confirms Tiger Shorff in ‘SOTY 2’ to be directed by Punit Malhotra

Karan Johar, who is currently in the US touring with his ‘Dream Team’ crew, has confirmed that Tiger Shroff will play the lead actor in the sequel of his 2012 super-hit film ‘Student of the Year’.

On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, the filmmaker took to Twitter to confirm the news. He also revealed that the sequel will be directed by Punit Malhotra who has previously directed ‘I Hate Love Storys’ and ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’.  

“It's OFFICIAL....Directed by Punit Malhotra STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2 ( SOTY2) with TIGER SHROFF @iTIGERSHROFF,” Karan posted on the micro-blogging site.

Tiger, who had earlier said that it would be ‘fabulous’ to work with Karan Johar, shared his excitement by tweeting a clip of him dancing, and wrote, “Wound up and charged sir! Yahooo @karanjohar @punitdmalhotra #StudentOfTheYear2.”

The lead cast of the original ‘Student of the Year’ also congratulated Tiger for carrying the franchise forward.

Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, “Sounds exciting @karanjohar can't wait to watch it best of luck @punitdmalhotra n @iTIGERSHROFF.”

“#soty2 sound great. Best of luck Punit and @iTIGERSHROFF. Im sure you will graduate with flying colours,” posted Varun Dhawan.

Alia Bhatt pondered about the leading lady for the sequel and tweeted, “YAY I wonder who the lovely girl is? Either way no one better than @iTIGERSHROFF to take the franchise forward!!!”

Reportedly, ‘Student of the Year 2’ will have two female leads with one male lead, as opposed to the original that had one female lead and two male leads. Speculations are rife that Karan will launch a star kid with the film. The names of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor's daughter Jhanvi Kapoor, and Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan have been doing the rounds earlier. Hopefully, Karan will reveal the name of the leading lady soon.