Future Faces Of Bollywood

K-Jo launches three new careers

Posted: 19.10.12
Future Faces Of Bollywood

This weekend there is just one film the industry is talking about; Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year.
Known for his mega hits starring the biggest stars in Bollywood, this is the first time that Karan has worked with newcomers and teamed up with distributors Eros International.
In an exclusive interview with Asiana.TV, that you can watch here, Karan told us about the new challenges he faced as a director.
He admitted: ‘When you’re working with big stars you hardly have to do anything, but working with people who’ve never been in front of the camera before makes it more challenging for me, at times I did feel like I was their father but they also taught me some new things too.’
The film centres on the students of one of the most stylish schools in India and sees friendships tested and hearts broken as the whole school competes to win the title of Student Of The Year.
The two male leads came to Karan’s attention, when they both worked with him as Assistant Directors on My Name is Khan. He explained: ‘The two of them used to stand in for Kajol and Shah Rukh and I knew then that they both looked great on camera and that they had what it takes to become stars.’ One of them Varun Dhawan is the son of film director David Dhawan, famous for comedies like Partner while Sidarth Malhotra has no filmi links, and used to be a model. The leading actress is Alia Bhatt, daughter of Jism director Mahesh Bhatt.
A self-confessed Bollywood addict Karan believes she was born for the role. He said: ‘When Alia came in and danced I could tell she had wanted to perform all her life, she had something about her…though she was a little plump. I knew if she lost weight then she could be a star and her proudest achievement was that not only did she slim down for the role, she also wears a bikini in the fim.’

Student Of The Year is on national release from today.
Watch Asiana.Tv’s exclusive interview with Director Karan Johar and the three stars Sid, Varun and Alia on Asiana Tube.

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