KJo's next directorial venture titled Student of the Year

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 06, 2011 11:57 hrs

Karan Johar is kick starting his next directorial outing sooner than expected.

Though he had made it pretty obvious that after his heavy duty My Name Is Khan, he would be changing gears to get into a far more comfortable zone, there were still speculations around what would be bringing on floors. The closest that one expected was a rom-com on the lines of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, his debut film.

Meanwhile, there were rumours that kick-started about him launching Varun Dhawan (son of David Dhawan) and Alia Bhatt (daughter of Mahesh Bhatt). However, since there wasn't any formal announcement, we waited to know about his plans.

First look: Karan Johar's Student of the Year

Well, the wait is over now with Karan Johar making it official. He is all set to direct a ‘young’ tale which is titled Student of the Year. The film will launch not two but three newcomers, which include Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and also Siddharth Malhotra (and no, that’s not the director of We Are Family).

 Talking about the film, Karan says, "Student of the Year will have everything that I love about movies. It will have songs, dances, happiness, fun and frolic all around."

One does understand where Karan is coming from. After all, My Name Is Khan and his previous outing Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna were relatively serious films.

With Student of the Year, Karan could well be bringing to fore the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai era, albeit in the 21st century avatar.

"See, I may be looking at getting into a holiday zone with this film, especially after My Name Is Khan, but by no means would I not be working hard on it", says Karan. "Yes, it's a happy song-and-dance film with the tone and syntax being that of a holiday outing. Still from the emotional energy perspective, the entire team will go all out to make it one super cool young flick."

Shah Rukh Khan would also be involved in the film as Student of the Year would be a joint presentation by him with Karan Johar.

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