Known for his over the top, bold and beautiful family films with a whole host of famous faces, Karan Johar is now attempting something new in launching a film full of newcomers.
His upcoming production ‘Student of The Year’ will star Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, all of which are debuting in the film. Much of his success is behind the big names of his films��but in an interview with Times of India,��Johar expresses his interest in launching new faces. “It’s very easy doing good numbers with a big star cast film, but the real task is to generate big numbers with a completely new star cast. And I hope we set a precedent! For I’m sure if we pull it through well, the rest from the industry will follow, as we all are driven by the ‘me too’ attitude; herd mentality is the way forward,” he said.
During the interview,��Johar makes it clear how important he feels towards helping and supporting emerging actors flourish. When asked to choose between the success of a newcomer��and the success of a film, he replied, “I think their success graph would give me more pleasure than what my film achieves. It’ll be extremely gratifying for me, if the talent created and nurtured by me is accepted and loved by the audience.”
It seems like Johar has nurtured his three newbies greatly and it’s clear that he feels that they will do well. ‘Student Of The Year’ releases on 19th October and will also see Rishi Kapoor making an appearance.