Shanaya Kapoor, Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter, is poised to make her mark in the world of cinema. It is reported that she will kickstart her OTT journey with Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year 3,’ following the franchise’s tradition of being a launchpad for budding talents. In 2012, Karan Johar introduced three fresh faces – Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, and Varun Dhawan – who made their Bollywood debuts through ‘Student Of The Year.’
Subsequently, ‘Student Of The Year 2’ marked the entry of Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria into the showbiz industry. As per a report by Pinkvilla, Karan Johar is collaborating with Disney+Hotstar to convert the ‘Student of the Year’ movie franchise into an engaging web series.
Continuing the legacy of Dharma Productions in showcasing new talents via the franchise, Karan Johar will now introduce Shanaya Kapoor in the series as per the Pinkvilla report. Despite her upcoming acting debut in Mohanlal’s Pan-India epic action entertainer, Vrushabha, ‘Student Of The Year 3’ will mark her first foray into the realm of OTT platforms.
On social media, filmmaker Karan Johar penned a heartfelt message for Shanaya Kapoor as she embarks on her acting debut with ‘Vrushabha’. He wrote, “Some journeys are perceived as privileged some are also given the tag of lineage benefit… and all of that is true but in you Shanaya @shanayakapoor02 I have only seen a girl who dreamt of nothing but being a pure artist and facing the camera only when you had put in all that immense hard work and so much passion…. This is such a brilliant opportunity for you … so much to learn from the legendary @mohanlal sir, who I admire and respect so much. #VRUSHABHA is a pan Indian spectacle that will wow the world with its narrative and breathtaking visuals. As family to you I am ever so grateful to the entire team for giving us this opportunity.
Internet Reactions To The Reports Of Karan Johar Launching Shanaya Kapoor
However, the news of Karan Johar launching Shanaya Kapoor in ‘Student of The Year 3’ received a lot of criticism from netizens. Some trolled Karan Johar for promoting nepotism, while others urged him to avoid making sequels of senseless movies. Here’s a glimpse of how people reacted to the announcement:
“Karan Johar’s Nepo OTT Yojna: Sara – Ae Watan Mere Watan ; Ananya – Call Me BaeShanaya – SOTY 3; Who’s gonna be next?”, wrote a netizen. Someone wrote, “I’m gonna throw up if SOTY 3 is made. The second installment was UNBEARABLE.”
“Why doesn’t Karan make a film about students who actually study hard, compete in academic competitions or crack hard entrance exams, to then get a gold medal at the end and become ‘student of the year’. I would actually watch that”, wrote a user. To which another user responded,“Karan’s students never needed to study they get great opportunities and awards without studying.”
Someone mentioned, “Raise your hand if you regret watching SOTY, did not watch SOTY 2, and look forward to not watching SOTY 3 even for free on OTT. Who’s with me?”“I think Karan has lost his mind.”, wrote a user. Someone also mentioned, “Ananya and SOTY were unbearable. So was Tiger Shroff as a school student!”“Oh Karan, stop torturing us.”, wrote a user. Another netizen said,”“Another addition to Karan’s Struggleverse”
Here are some more responses:
“Im tired of karan johar.” “Seems like this ever increasing nepowood population will drive me away sooner.”“If he’s already said SOTY 3 is going the OTT way, he knows it’s gonna be next level crap.”
“Why? Soty 1 was dogshit. SOTY 2 trailer was a pile of goo. Why would anyone watch soty3?” “A celeb kid is born. Le KJO: Chalo SOTY banate hai!” “I predicted SOTY 10 with Taimur years ago. We’re getting closer and closer”