Casting actors to fit the roles of characters isn’t really an easy task. Filmmaker Karan Johar seems to have a certain knack of picking up actors to portray the characters he creates on-screen. Previously, Karan Johar roped in superstar Shah Rukh Khan to play the lead in his first four directorial ventures, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). However, his most recent film, Student of the Year, features three debutants who have taken their baby steps in the world of movies
with the movie. Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt star in this film’s lead and have pulled off their roles exceptionally well, winning the hearts of many.
“It’s really just something that you see in someone. You know they have that ‘X Factor’, that makes them stand out from the crowd and I recognized that with all three of my cast when I worked with them on My Name is Khan. I spotted there was something very special about them and when they came together on screen it really worked,” said Karan Johar, speaking about the newcomers. Justifying hi
s move to cast debutants instead of megastars, Karan went on to add, “Working with the best actors and setting up a project with movie stars was almost easy. Them doing exactly what they are capable of, which is brilliance, and me just being there and conducting this whole opera would have been wonderful, but not something I hadn’t already done before.”
The film Student of the Year released on the 19th of October, 2012.