Published On : Sat, Feb 18th, 2017

Disha Patani out, Sara Ali Khan in ‘SOTY2’

Earlier there were reports about ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ actress Disha Patani being finalised for Karan Johar’s upcoming film, ‘Student of the Year 2’. However, according to sources, Saif Ali Khan and ex-wife Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan has replaced Disha and will be making her Bollywood debut opposite Tiger Shroff in the film.

According to a B-town insider, “Disha was finalised as Tiger was keen to have her in the film. It would mean that this off-screeen pair would finally woo each other on-screen and that’s also interesting for the audience. Producer Karan Johar and director Punit agreed to Disha, as she has a pleasing personality and is confident on screen, as seen in her last release ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ with Jackie Chan.”

He continued, “But for reasons best known to the makers, Disha has made way for Sara. This is another case of an outsider losing to a star kid. KJo was always planning to launch Sara, but her name was mentioned in connection to the remake of The Fault In Our Stars with Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar. But that didn’t work out. Karan is very secretive about his films and he likes to announce them himself. They are holding this bit of news close to their heart because they were not happy with the news of Disha being cast, comingout.”

This is the second time Disha has lost out on a movie opposite Tiger Shroff, the first one being ‘Baaghi’, in which she was replaced by Shraddha Kapoor. Helmed by Punit Malhotra, ‘Student of the Year’ is all set to go on floors in April.