Not Jhanvi Kapoor, nor Sara Ali Khan; the female lead of Student of the Year 2 could well be Chunky Pandey’s daughter.
Chunky Pandey’s children are being groomed for stardom, but it looks like his lovely daughter Ananya has grabbed the privilege of being launched first. And that too by none other than Karan Johar in Student of The Year 2.
A source close to the development spills the beans: “Saif-Amrita’s daughter Sara, and Sridevi-Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahanvi were also considered for the role. But the idea was dropped. Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya has now been chosen to helm the female cast of Student of the Year 2.”
And if you recall what the first Student of The Year film did for Alia Bhatt then you know Ananya is headed for stardom right away. Sources reveal the talented girl was auditioned by Karan Johar last week.
“Karan, Tiger Shroff and director Punit Malhotra were present at the test where Ananya was asked to read out Alia’s lines from Student of The Year. Ananya sailed through, and Karan immediately decided to cast her,” reveals a source in the know.
There was some talk of Tiger’s girlfriend Disha Patani wangling the coveted role, but it looks like the couple will have to wait for Baaghi 2 to work together.
When contacted for a confirmation of his daughter’s high-profile debut, Chunky didn’t deny it. Instead, he texted back, “We are in the US on a family holiday. Will call you once we’re back.”