Web Desk(April 13, 2018): These days, the word nepotism has almost become synonymous with Bollywood. People complain about star kids receiving projects on a silver platter, while others have to struggle to find work in the film industry. And the one filmmaker who has born the brunt of this debate is Karan Johar, who was once again accused of nepotism when he unveiled the cast of Student Of The Year 2.Accused of favoring star kids on multiple occasions, even by actors like Kangana Ranaut, the filmmaker was trolled by twitteratis for launching Ananya Pandey, yet another star kid. This has been a recurring topic for Karan, who was also criticized a few months ago for launching Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor in the upcoming film Dhadak. On announcing the final cast of the film, many started questioning the casting choice, claiming there were better, more established actors struggling to find work. This is what people on Twitter had to say:
This time though, it looks like Karan Johar is done justifying his casting choices, saying that he won’t bother trying to defend himself. This is what the filmmaker said on Twitter yesterday:
Here is the CLASS OF 2018! Ready…Set….See you in the theatres on 23 November 2018! #SOTY2@iTIGERSHROFF Tara, Ananya @apoorvamehta18@punitdmalhotra@DharmaMovies@foxstarhindi@SOTYOfficialpic.twitter.com/4TGW4IGUvv
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 11, 2018
We are proud to present the new admission to the class of 2018, the girl who is in it to win it – #TARA! #SOTY2
Follow her on #Instagram at https://t.co/bk1qce7cMg@iTIGERSHROFF@karanjohar@apoorvamehta18@punitdmalhotra@foxstarhindi@SOTYOfficialpic.twitter.com/HeCghDgd89
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) April 11, 2018
While this debate on nepotism won’t be stopping anytime soon, it will be interesting to see how the filmmaker tackles the issue later. He is also launching Sara Ali Khan this year, in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, where she will star opposite Ranveer Singh. Meanwhile, Student Of The Year 2 has started filming and is scheduled to release on November 23 this year. The film features Tiger Shroff and newcomers Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria in leading roles and is directed by Punit Malhotra.