Karan Johar Reveals Sidharth-Varun Didn’t Want Alia To Be A Part Of SOTY

Karan Johar revealed that Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan didn't want him to cast Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year.

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan recently graced the Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan 8. During their fun banter and gossip, the filmmaker revealed that initially both Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan didn’t want Alia Bhatt to be part of their film, Student Of The Year.

During the episode, filmmaker Karan Johar revealed that both Sidharth and Varun were against Alia’s participation in the film SOTY. He said, “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.”

Talking about a photo shoot incident he added, “I am saying it started like this but when we shot with her, three months post that for a 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.”

Later Sidharth denied the accusation, however, Karan further revealed that Varun Dhawan even sent him photos of different girls that he could cast instead of Alia. On the other hand, Alia Bhatt previously also spoke about her first impression of both Sid and Varun. Talking to Sony Music earlier, Alia stated that she thought Varun had too much ‘attitude’, also both of them were from rival schools.

After SOTY Alia worked with both Varun and Sidharth in films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor And Sons, and Kalank.

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