Karan Johar confirms Tiger Shroff will be the male lead in Student of The Year 2

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday announced sequel of the 2012 film Student of the Year (SOTY) with actor Tiger Shroff as the male lead.

Karan took to Twitter to confirm the news that was doing the rounds about Tiger being roped in for Student of the Year 2.

He posted:

Tiger, who is awaiting the release of his superhero film A Flying Jatt, is excited to be part of the project.

Tiger tweeted:

Student of the Year is a coming-of-age romantic comedy, which was produced by Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and in collaboration with superstar Shah Rukh Khan's production banner Red Chillies Entertainment.

Directed by Karan, the film marked the debut of actors Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.

Sidharth shared that he "can't wait to watch" the second part of the hit film, while Alia Bhatt also tweeted saying there was noone better than Tiger Shroff to take the franchise forward.