Student of the Year is an upcoming Indian comedy film directed by Karan Johar, starring newcomers Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The film is produced by Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan under the banner of Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment. The film is to be released on 19 October 2012.
Varun Dhawan as Rohan
Siddharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu
Alia Bhatt as Shanaya
Rishi Kapoor as Dean Yoginder Vasisht
Gautami Gadgil Kapoor
Kajol in a cameo
On 5 January 2011, Karan Johar uploaded the first look poster of the new film on microblogging site, Twitter. The film marks the debuts of Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, son of director David Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, and Boman Irani's son Kayoze Irani. Malhotra and Dhawan had previously worked as assistant directors under Johar during the making of the 2010 film, My Name is Khan. This is Karan Johar's first directorial venture without Shahrukh Khan in the lead role. Rishi Kapoor is going to play a gay role in the film. Karan Johar later tweeted saying that the film will be released on 19 October 2012.
On 16 August 2011, director Karan Johar took the Mahurat shot, famous Mumbai socialite Parmeshwar Godrej rolled the cameras. Parts of the movie are being shot in Dehradun (Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. Shooting was also going in Kasiga school whose name was changed to Saint Teresa.
The soundtrack for the film will be composed by Vishal Shekhar. The first promo called The Disco Song was released on 28 August. The soundtrack was released 31 August 2012.