Errm, where can we find such students? On fashion week runaways, is it? Image: Twitter
Karan Johar, mentor to many star kids (and often called the flag-bearer of nepotism in B-Town), just introduced his new batch of students. While Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt passed his talent academy with flying colours, his new admissions have earned him some brickbats from Netizens who decided to school KJo — no, not on nepotism this time around, but about the outlandish style statements displayed by his 'students'.Karan took to social media to introduce his students one by one for Student of the Year 2, directed by Punit Malhotra.
He began with a flying Tiger Shroff, the leader of the student brat pack.
Another debutante from the Dharma Productions banner is model Tara Sutaria.
.@DharmaMovies is proud to present its new student in the Batch of 2018! Here she comes... TARA! #SOTY2 @iTIGERSHROFF @apoorvamehta18 @punitdmalhotra @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @SOTYOfficial pic.twitter.com/7Oc5bAdnJ0— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 11, 2018
His next shout-out was to Chunky Pandey's daughter, Ananya Pandey.
And finally! Presenting ANANYA - joining class of 2018 at Saint Teresa! Welcome to the movies! #SOTY2 @iTIGERSHROFF @apoorvamehta18 @punitdmalhotra @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @SOTYOfficial pic.twitter.com/GdPvv1wM3h— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 11, 2018
In no time, the posters became the talking point of the Web. And in a not-so-good way. When the first SOTY film released in 2012, people back then, too, had questioned the existence of such a fancy school IRL, and where such impeccably dressed 'students' could be spotted. The mystery remains unsolved till date.
Perhaps, KJo & Co, could have taken some notes from us on how people actually dress up for college, where the word 'budget' plays a big role. Yes Karan, 'students' — even the most fashion-conscious ones — have to work their way around their financial resources. You somehow keep on forgetting that. Tch, tch.
Fuelling the debate further are his new recruits — Tiger (who's too beefed up to look real and qualifies more as a bouncer than a student), Ananya (petite beauty, who is all set for a race) and Tara (who seems to have stepped straight out of a runway).
Netizens were not having any of it. And they did what they do best — teach those making unforgivable faux pas a good hard lesson.
My excitement for SOTY vs My excitement for SOTY 2 pic.twitter.com/fvGuUDQc1U— t a p a s y a ⚡ (@Fireproof_Tappy) April 11, 2018
The edits are on point.
" Yaar ye SOTY 2 wale actors students jaise toh lag hi nahi rahe " also " Aamir Khan played a student in 3 Idiots with perfection "— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) April 11, 2018
Tiger Shroff says he won't be doing any action scenes and stunts in SOTY 2. Good, because that would be super disturbing.— Amita (@amitanatverlal) April 11, 2018
Student of the year-1: David dhawan's son, Mahesh Bhatt's daughter, Sid Malhotra— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 11, 2018
Student of the year-2: Jackie shroff's son, Chunky pandey's daughter, Tara Sutaria
If Nepotism is Engineering, Dharma Productions is IIT Bombay.
*buries face in palms*
1. Student Of The Year - SOTY— Vodka + Cyanide (@Riskiest_Poison) April 11, 2018
2. Gaandu Of The Year - GOTY pic.twitter.com/Y6pn3vU41N
Only Ananya looks like a student in the Student of the year 2 posters.— Anoushka🍂 (@TiwariAnoushka) April 11, 2018
Twitter wants to know.
Kis angle se ye log student dikhte hai😒— zee (@zaynspoetryx) April 11, 2018
College hai ya golds gym?😂🤣😂— Dr.Abhishek lad (@Abhiraptor) April 11, 2018
In which way do these SOTY students reflect the real students who struggle with anxiety, pressure to acheive and suicide. I hav yet to mert students with perfect looks, designer clothes and prestige cars!😭😭😭— Rani Saybah (@shareen911) April 11, 2018
KJo pop out of ur glass bubble and reflect the REAL students.😎😎😎
His jeans is so tired. pic.twitter.com/XGCnqnHCKQ— nikhil (@niquotein) April 12, 2018
The film has hit the floors in Dehradun's Saint Teresa and is looking for a November 23 release.