Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria join Tiger Shroff as the cast of Student Of The Year 2, and while we’re excited to see some new talent enter the Hindi film industry, we can’t help but feel some major Kuch Kuch Hota Hai deja vu. The posters, which were just unveiled on the Dharma Productions Instagram account, show a fresh-faced Ananya dressed in head-to-toe athleisure, a 2018 update on Kajol’s headband and trackpants ‘tomboy’ look from the 1998 blockbuster hit. Producer Karan Johar clearly believes in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra, because the mirror effect only gets stronger here on out.
Tara Sutaria steps into Rani Mukherji’s breakout role as the disruptive beauty dressed in surprisingly inappropriate clothing for a college kid. In a move that will surprise no one, her arrival in St. Theresa’s is likely to cause Ananya a world of heartbreak, before she develops a conscience/dies from a mystery illness two-and-half hours of screen time later.
Handpicked by Karan Johar, Tiger Shroff is perfect as the clueless jock who will, no doubt, be torn between his best friend Ananya and his current crush Tara before — if the history of Bollywood cinema has taught us anything — picking the girl who had his back all along. AKA BFF Ananya who may or may not trade in her crop top for a puja-friendly kurta after the interval.
Can you spot the similarities?