Karan Johar’s 2012 college-drama ‘Student Of The Year’ (SOTY) that introduced Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra in the showbiz industry was a big commercial hit. Now, Karan is all set to make SOTY a franchise. His production company Dharma Productions announced the sequel ‘Student Of The Year 2’ on Monday introducing its first student in a new batch, Tiger Shroff.

Ishaan Khattar to play the second lead in Student of The Year 2?

‘Student of The Year’ had Varun and Sidharth as the lead heroes and Alia as the lead heroine along with an amazing group of their classmates. The sequel, we have learnt, will also have two heroes and one heroine and will be made in a similar format but in a grander way. While Chunkey Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey has already been almost finalized to play the heroine’s character, the makers haven’t found their second lead actor who will play Tiger’s best friend as well as his enemy in the film.

However, if an Indian newspaper is to be believed, the makers of ‘SOTY 2’ have apparently roped in Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khattar for the second lead. Ishaan whose debut movie ‘Beyond The Clouds’ recently premiered at this year’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has reportedly signed this film as a part of a three-film deal with Dharma Productions.

According to sources, just like the first part, ‘SOTY 2′ will also have many songs. Given that Tiger is already a renowned dancer and Ishaan also has a year-long degree in dance from Shiamak Davar’s institute, it’s expected that the film will also have power-packed dance sequences. Some actions will also be in the film and for that Ishaan has already started working on his physique.

Interestingly, Ishaan Khattar is also starring in Dharma Productions’ recently announced love story ‘Dhadak’ where he will be seen opposite the debutante Janhvi Kapoor.

*The news is not confirmed yet.*