Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Karan Johar has started shooting for his next directorial venture “Student Of The Year” Tuesday and it conincides with the birtdhay of director David Dhawan, whose son Varun is making his debut with the movie.
“What a wonderful coincidence that David Dhawan’s son embarks on his acting career on his father’s birthday. Karan had to make a concession and let David drop in to meet his son,” said a source.
Alia Bhatt, daugther of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, is also making her debut with the film.
However, Mahesh Bhatt confirmed his absence from his daughter’s shooting.
“No I won’t be there. This is the journey of the alone to the unknown. I will buy a ticket and watch her maiden performance on a single-screen cinema hall when the movie releases. Now that is a moment to look forward to, isn’t it?
“This is the stuff that dream launches are made of. Mother Nature has given Alia the looks and the thirst to be a star and Karan has given her a dream launch. What more can she ask for? Now it is up to her to use the opportunity to the optimum,” said Bhatt.
The film went on floors with an elaborate campus song choreographed by Farah Khan.
Though Farah refused to comment on the song, the buzz is that the three debutantes Varun, Alia and Siddharth Malhotra would be doing a highschool party gig, a la Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji “Koi mil gaya mera dil gaya” in Karan’s directorial debut “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.