Student of the Year 2’s principal photography has begun in Dehradun, in the plush interiors of St. Teresa school, the same premises which were seen in Part 1. Tiger Shroff will be shedding his action star image, to appear onscreen as a regular lover boy who gets bullied and beaten up.
There has been a change in the supporting cast, Former principal and dean of the college Rishi Kapoor will be replaced by Samir Soni in the second installment. Director Puneet Malhotra, may need to sketch a new character for his school’s principal, considering the former stereotypical principal we witnessed in 2012.
To revive our memories, Rishi Kapoor was seen in a dictator role, forming the competitive Student of the Year competition, a mix of dance, sports, general knowledge and academics. Yet Karan Johar famous for characters like Kanta Ben, gave Rishi Kapoor a role who developed feelings for the good looking sports coach.
Using his character to provide comic relief, using a character that is still to come out of the closet, is somewhere a bit insensitive for comical purpose. We hope the new director redeems his new principal, and lends him more depth as a character.
Newcomers Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria will form the love triangle with Tiger Shroff. Riding high on the success of Baaghi 2, this might just be the best year for junior Shroff. Student of the Year 2 is scheduled to release on 23 rd November, 2018.