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Actor’s past doesn’t concern Karan Johar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Jul 30, 2018, 12:07 am IST
Updated Jul 30, 2018, 12:07 am IST
Tiger Shroff.
 Tiger Shroff.

Reports in a certain section of the press are suggesting that Ishaan Khatter was the original choice for Student Of The Year 2. But director Karan Johar couldn’t cast him, as the film’s leading lady Tara Sutaria and Ishaan were ex-lovers.

According to a source close to director, this is not only an insult to Ishaan and Tiger Shroff, but also to Karan’s casting acumen.

The director is now doubling over in amusement at that speculative report, says a close friend of Karan, “Firstly, the ‘ex’ factor never decides Karan’s actors. He would’ve not hesitated to cast Ishaan and Tara together, no matter what their history. However, Tara was nowhere on the scene when the leading man was being cast for Student Of The Year 2. Tiger was the first actor and the two leading ladies, Ananya Pandey and Tara came in much later.  It was always Tiger for Student Of The Year 2 and Ishaan for Dhadak.”

The source also clears the air about the leading ladies of the film saying, “For the leading lady it was a toss-up between Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan. When Sara opted to do Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, Janhvi became the final choice,” says the source.

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