Karan Johar had launched Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan with Student Of The Year (2012), which he had also directed. Seven years later, Karan Johar is producing Student Of The Year 2 (2019).
There has been plenty of speculation about whether the lead cast of the first film — Dhawan, Malhotra, and Bhatt — would make a special appearance in the second film.
What can now be confirmed is that Bhatt will certainly be seen in the film. The 25-year-old actress will match steps with Tiger Shroff for a song titled ‘The Hookup Song’, choreographed by Farah Khan.
Bhatt and Shroff recently shot for the song at Mehboob Studios in Bandra, Mumbai, as reported by BollywoodHungama.com.
The entertainment website quoted a source as saying, ”The track, choreographed by Farah Khan, is called ‘The Hookup Song’ and is not an introductory track but completely edgy, like an Ariana Grande or Bruno Mars video. It’s a modern party track with lots of sizzling chemistry between Alia and Tiger and is like a dream sequence. It’s a big song in the movie and picturized in a grand way with a graphic, trendy set, full of flashing neon lights. After a long time [and some performance-orientated movies], Alia will be seen doing some full-on dancing in the song.”
Farah Khan, meanwhile, gets to work with director Punit Malhotra and rising star Tiger Shroff for the first time.
“Tiger is a brilliant dancer and I am glad we got to work on this track together for the first time,” Farah Khan told the website. “While his dancing style remains the same, ‘The Hookup Song’ has him dancing more like Govinda — thodisi masti and yet ‘massy’. I am very excited about the track.”
Khan was also full of praise for Alia Bhatt. “Alia’s dancing has improved tremendously since she had performed to ‘Radha’ and ‘Ishq Wala Love’ from SOTY,” she said. “She was matching steps with Tiger perfectly! Alia’s fears that she might not be able to dance as well as Tiger were soon dispelled.”
Interestingly, Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) had featured ‘The Breakup Song’.
Directed by Punit Malhotra, Student Of The Year 2 has Tiger Shroff and two newcomers Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey in the lead. The film is set to be released on 10 May 2019.