Karan Johar feels Ananya Pandey is the new Alia Bhatt?

Karan Johar who has launched many newcomers including Alia Bhatt with Student of the Year, now feels that he found a new Alia, young starlet Ananya Pandey. Here's why.

Ananya Pandey is surely going places. After her debut in Bollywood with Student of the Year 2, already has two movies in her kitty. She is currently working with Kartik Aaryan in Pati, Patni Aur Woh and will also be seen opposite Dhadak boy Ishaan Khatter in Khaali Peeli. The maker of Khaali Peeli recently shared the first look and the two look super sexy.

Ananya who also has a following of 4.3 million on Instagram, apart from her films, is also becoming the face of several brands as she happens to be the most popular stars among the newbies. It is also reported that Karan Johar thinks that Ananya could be the next Alia Bhatt of Bollywood. Alia Bhatt was also launched by Karan and after she debuted in Student of the Year, it paved a path to her success. She is currently one of the most bankable stars of B-Town.

A leading daily reported that Karan seems to be “fuelled” by her growing popularity and is apparently calling her “the new Alia.” It is also rumoured that the third movie that Ananya’s would star in, has a little something to do with Karan as it is speculated that he was “instrumental in getting her the film.”

Khaali Peeli is helmed by director Maqbool Khan, where Ananya will play the role of an “item” while Ishaan plays a “dedh shaana.” The first look of the film included a pic with Ananya and Ishaan and it was captioned as, “Ek dedh shaana, ek item, ek taxi aur ek raat ki kahaani. Apun la rahe hai 2020 ki sabse raapchik picture. I5t’s time for #KhaaliPeeli. Directed by @macriaan June 12, 2020. Mark.your.date.@ananyapanday @zeestudiosofficial @aliabbaszafar @ihimanshumehra @shariq_patel @vyasabhishek77 (sic)