Beginning with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s debut Student of the Year, Karan Johar is perceived as the godfather of star kids in the Hindi film industry. Be it Sridevi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor’s debut with Dhadak or Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan entering Bollywood with Simmba, it is always Karan doing the honours. It was true for Chunkey Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey as well who was expected to make her debut with Karan Johar’s production, Student of the Year 2 (SOTY2). However, it has now come to light that the young actor will be making her debut with Gully Boy.
According to a Times of India report, Ananya Pandey has a special role in Zoya Akhtar’s directorial Gully Boy, which stars actor Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead role. The film is slated to release during Valentine’s Day weekend in 2019.
Earlier, Student of the Year 2 starring Tiger Shroff was expected to hit the screens in December 2018. Now, the film has been pushed to 2019 summer release, and hence, Ananya’s debut will not be with Dharma Productions.
Karan had earlier announced on Twitter, “There is a NEW DATE for #SOTY2!!!! The admissions are now in summer 2019!!! Watch this space!”
The second schedule of the shoot for the film also began in the first week of August. SOTY 2 stars actor Tiger Shroff in the lead role and will also introduce Tara Sutaria to Bollywood. The film will be directed by Punit Malhotra and presented by Fox Star Studios.