It is a classic case of an ‘outsider’ losing out to a star kid! Rumour has it that Disha Patani, who had earlier been finalized for ‘Student Of The Year 2’, has just been dropped from the film, and Sara Ali Khan has replaced her instead.
Tiger Shroff, who will be playing the main lead, wanted his rumoured girlfriend Disha on-board. In fact Karan Johar and director Punit had narrowed down the search to her too.
Now, Disha is no newcomer. She was seen playing Sushant Singh Rajput’s love interest in ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and recently in an international film with Jackie Chan named ‘Kung Fu Yoga’. This made her a strong contender to bag the role in ‘SOTY2’.
The latest development on the story, however, is that Sara has been signed by Dharma Productions as the female lead of the film.
A source was quoted in a leading daily, as, “Disha was finalised as Tiger was keen to have her in the film. It would mean that this off-screen pair would finally woo each other on-screen and that’s also interesting for the audience. Producer Karan Johar and director Punit agreed to Disha, as she has a pleasing personality and is confident on screen, as seen in her last release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan. But for reasons best known to the makers, Disha has made way for Sara.”
There is talk within the gossip circles that Sara’s mother Amrita Singh may have something to do with this sudden development. The yesteryear actress is keen to have a big launch for her daughter and there could be no bigger bet than a Dharma Productions movie!
Sara’s father Saif Ali Khan laid all speculation to rest when he confirmed the news.
“I am very happy she is working with Karan Johar because I think he is brilliant with newcomers and he will launch her correctly. He is a very intelligent and a passionate filmmaker and he understands films. I am very pleased that she is with him,” Saif was quoted by a leading online portal.