Karan Johar launched three new actors in his film – Student of The Year in 2012. Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, and Alia Bhatt, three of whom have been making great strides in their career since SoTY must consider themselves very lucky and we are sure they do. Sadly, very often getting a big break doesn’t help one make a great career. The three of them though are working with some of best directors in the country today and have had a bunch of successful films in the recent past too. Also, Karan is still mentoring them and a lot of their upcoming films are being produced by him. Here’s a look at their track record so far:
While Sidharth and Varun do feature in films produced by Dharma Productions, Alia Bhatt seems to be most favored by Karan. Post Student of The Year, all her films have done well. Notably, she received rave reviews for her performance in Imtiaz Ali’s Highway.
Vikas Bahl’s film Shandaar stars Shahid Kapoor alongside Alia. The film is slated for a Dussehra release. Kapoor & Sons. This film is being directed by Shakun Batra of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu fame. Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan reportedly are playing brothers in the film. Rishi Kapoor too is said to have an important role in the movie. Shooting of Kapoor & Sons is currently on, and it will hit theaters on 18th March 2016.
Ayan Mukerji’s Next
Ayan Mukerji has said that he is working on a superhero film which will have three parts. He has signed best friend Ranbir Kapoor to play the lead while Alia will play his love interest.
Gauri Shinde’s Next
After English Vinglish, Gauri Shinde has cast Shahrukh Khan alongside Alia in her next project. This film’s casting has got everyone talking and going by Gauri’s first film, we’re sure she’ll have a great story to tell.
After Student of the Year, Sidharth’s next film (Hasee Toh Phasee) too was produced by Dharma. While none of his films flopped, they managed to do average business. He though managed to grab attention with sincere performances in movies like Ek Villain and more recently, Brothers.
Kapoor & Sons
A story of two brothers, which also stars Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor.
Baar Baar Dekho
A Dharma production in which Sidharth is cast opposite Katrina Kaif. The film’s shooting has begun in London and should release by mid next year.
Varun is the one who has managed to create the maximum noise away from the Dharma camp. If you compare him to Sidharth then he’s definitely achieved more stardom. He was lauded for his performance as Raghu in Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur and soon followed it up with a completely different role in ABCD2, where he proved he’s a fantastic dancer too.
Directed by Varun’s brother Rohit, who previously helmed Desi Boyz, the film also stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles.
A Rohit Shetty film that has built quite a lot of hype around it and stars Shahrukh and Kajol. Varun too features in the movie and is paired opposite Kriti Sanon. The trio as we see are doing really well for themselves and are far from being just one-hit wonders. What’s your take on each of them?