Karan Johar Says The Film Wasn’t Intended To Move Cinematic Mountains

New Delhi: Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’, which marked the debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra, clocked 10 years on Wednesday. The filmmaker took to Instagram and shared a video and a special post to mark the occasion. 

Karan Johar said that the film was not made to move any cinematic mountains, but was meant to be a film, which was young, fun and entertaining.  

He wrote, “SOTY started of as me making a ‘holiday film’. A film that certainly wasn’t intended to move any cinematic mountains but a film that was young , fun and entertaining. ” 

He added, “What I didn’t realise then that this film would give me so much more than memories or a commercial success… would give so much more than a film in my directorial archives… this film gave me three of my most defining relationships… Sid, Varun and Alia went on to become my family. Besides my mom they are the three people I think I talk to every single day…. I never knew way back then that I would have children of my own …but my first protective parental feeling was for all three of them…” 

He then expressed his love for Alia, Sidharth and Varun and further wrote, “I love you SID! I love you VARUN and I love you ALIA( yes yes I know I am not supposed to keep saying it but what the heck love is love )… I say it to my kids and I want to say it to all 3 of you ….. love you to the moon and back ….” 

In another post, the director uploaded a series of pictures with the trio and wrote, “Down the years with my students of every year! So proud of their cinema journey! It’s no Raaz(I) that they have mastered the ABCD of their craft and emerged as Shershaahs of goodness and talent! Love you!❤️ #10yearsofsoty” 

‘Student Of The Year’ was released on October 19, 2012 and was a huge success at the box office. The second installment of the film was released in 2019 and it featured Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria.