Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan Were Against Alia Bhatt As Cast In SOTY, Reveals Karan Johar

Koffee With Karan: Karan Johar revealed on his show that Varun Dhawan would send him pictures of other actors to cast instead of Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year.

Actors Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan tried their best not to let anything controversial slip on Karan Johar’s couch on the episode of Koffee With Karan but the host Karan Johar dropped a bombshell. Karan revealed that while they now share a good bond, initially Sidharth and Varun did not want Alia to star in the film Student Of The Year with them.

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Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan on the couch

The host of the show Karan Johar talked about it even as Sidharth And Varun Dhawan were visibly uncomfortable at this coming out. “I still remember with Alia, the first time that she walked in, How both of you sent me messages saying you can’t cast her. One of you said she is too young. I am saying it started like this but when we shot with her, three months post that photo shoot, I remember she stood quiet and didn’t look at either of you. Either she was conscious or shy because you all already knew me. She didn’t know me at all. We did the photo shoot, and right after that, I mean, I knew at the first shot,” Karan Johar said.

Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan


Varun Dhawan would show him pictures

Karan Johar also mentioned that Varun would show him pictures of other actors that he could cast instead of Alia. Thankfully, he did not listen to Varun and stuck to his decision. While Student Of The Year did not receive much acclaim and is considered one of Karan’s least impressive works, it did launch Alia, Varun and Sidharth to stardom. Alia and Varun worked together in Movies like Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya and Kalank. Sidharth and Alia dated in real life for a while too. She is now married to Ranbir Kapoor and to Kiara Advani.

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