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Who will win Student Of The Year 2: We analyse the contenders!


Ever since the sequel of the popular movie ‘Student Of The Year’ (SOTY) has been announced, there are several speculations of lead cast. SOTY marked the debut of two star kids – Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan – and model turned actor Siddharth Malhotra, there are reports that the sequel will mark the debut of some star kids. Though Alia made her acting debut as a child artist with Sangharsh (1999), SOTY is her debut as a grown-up actress. In the sequel of the SOTY, the makers have decided to have one male and two female leads. Tiger Shroff has already been zeroed for the male lead. However, the producer is yet to cast the female leads. Among the many named the latest to add to the speculations list is Ananya Pandey. It seems the SOTY series are a platform for starkids.

Here’s a sneak peek of the list:

Ananya Pandey
Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey has already grabbed attention on social media with her gorgeous pictures. There were reports that Salman Khan, who is also a good friend of Chunky Pandey, might launch her. Reportedly, she has been training under the guidance of celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala and is also taking acting and dancing classes. Recently, Chunky had told the media, “Yes, Ananya wants to be an actress and she had informed me about her decision sometime ago. Be it Ahaan or Ananya, I want the kids to create their own identity and be a brand in their own right.”

Disha Patani
There were reports of MS Dhoni actor Disha Patani will replace Sara Ali Khan in the movie and romance her rumoured boyfriend Tiger Shroff. Director Punit Malhotra was keen to cast her in the film. But in an interview, the actress has refuted the reports. Interestingly, this is not the first time Miss Patani has lost a role opposite Tiger Shroff and also to a star kid. Earlier, she has lost the opportunity to act in Baaghi, when Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha Kapoor roped in.

Pooja Hegde
Pooja made her debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo-daro but the movie fared poorly at the box office. She also tried to bag Karan Johar’s SOTY 2 and have also appeared for screen tests.

Sara Ali Khan
Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan was offered the lead role in SOTY 2. But Amrita was insistent that Sara’s launch should be by Ekta Kapoor. There were later reports that Sara would be making her Bollywood debut with the remake of Hollywood flick ‘Fault In Our Stars’ but the star kid was pulled out of the project because of a clause in her contract that required her to sign up with a certain talent management agency that would handle all her professional matters. Sara is finally making her debut in Ekta’s production opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath.

Jhanvi Kapoor
Daughter of actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor is internet’s favourite star kid and fans are eagerly waiting for acting debut. Boney Kapoor had earlier confirmed that Jhanvi will be launched but the project has not been revealed yet. There were reports of her making debut with SOTY 2, now buzz is that Jhanvi might her debut with Johar’s Sairat remake.