Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan didn’t want Alia Bhatt in Student of the Year, reveals Karan Johar: ‘Kept sending images of other girls’ | Bollywood News


The tea was spilt on the latest episode of Koffee with Karan, when host and filmmaker Karan Johar revealed that actors Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan were not in favour of Alia Bhatt being cast in the film which marked the debut of all three.

The 2012 comedy drama was directed by Karan Johar and kickstarted the film career of Alia, Varun and Sidharth. In the episode featuring Varun and Sidharth, Karan revealed that when Alia walked in for the first time, both of them sent him messages saying “You can’t cast her.”

Karan said, “One of you said she is too young. I am saying it started like this but when we shot with her, 3 months post that for a photo shoot, I remember she stood quiet and didn’t look at either of you. Either she was conscious or shy because you all already knew me. She didn’t know me at all. We did the photo shoot, and right after that, I mean, I knew at the first shot.”

To which Varun said, “Ya even I knew.” Reacting instantly and amusingly, Karan added with a laugh, “Stop pretending! What rubbish are you talking Varun? You kept sending me images of other girls, you didn’t want me to cast her.” To which a sheepish Varun replied, “No no… I didn’t know her!”

To which Sidharth said, “But see, that was what was wonderful that she was the underdog within the underdogs here already and then she emerged.” Post Student of the Year, Alia’s career had a meteoric rise as she featured in some of the most acclaimed–as well as successful–films last decade.

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On the work front, Karan directed Alia Bhatt 11 years after Student of the Year in his latest Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, co-starring Ranveer Singh.

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