Whilst the first look was revealed all the way back in January, the script had not been finalised at that point and Karan found himself facing a writer's block for many months after penning just a page!
But apparently it was when Rensil D'Silva - director of the Saif-Kareena thriller Kurbaan - came on board that Johar was able to complete the script to his satisfaction. The decision has been made to shoot most of the movie in India with the possibility of some scenes being relocated to a European Resort.
For the cast, Johar has decided to move away from his
usual stars and has instead chosen to take newcomers on board. The
female lead will be portrayed by Alia Bhatt, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt
who has already been linked to Varun Dhawan - her co-star for the
upcoming movie as well as son of veteran director Dawid Dhawan. The
third actor to join the cast is aspiring model Siddharth Malhotra who
assisted Johar during My Name is Khan.
Here's wishing KJo all the best, and that in spite of not casting his heads of class, scores high marks once again with his Student of the Year!
Editors: Lola & Jenifer