BY ANUJ RADIA

Karan Johar’s production – Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2) goes on floors and the team has finally begun shooting today post the muharat pooja.

Unlike the first instalment, the sequel will be helmed by I Hate Luv Storys director Punit Malhotra and stars Tiger Shroff, debutante Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria in lead roles.

A close source to the film’s development told a leading daily:

“Tiger along with Ananya and Tara will head to Dehradun for the shoot. It’s a two-month schedule that will be shot in the exotic locales of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh. The crew will then head to Delhi for another week-long schedule. A prominent portion of the movie will be shot in the North with some college portions being shot later in Pune.”

The source further commented: “After the Dehradun schedule, the crew will return to Mumbai and then head to Pune for another month-long schedule. The crew will also be shooting a dance song, which was earlier slated to be shot in Mumbai before the Dehradun schedule. But now there is some change in the schedule and the song will be shot in June.”

Before commencing work on SOTY 2, Karan on Sunday took a trip down the memory lane and got nostalgic about SOTY.

He tweeted: “Walked into the old Dharma Productions office in Bandra! Got all nostalgic about the times in this solid space and this is what I saw! The three sparkling students! While the new ones are going on set tomorrow! SOTY will always be special to me.”

The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director then shared a photograph in which a wall is adorned by posters of the three actors – Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra – whom Johar launched in Bollywood.

Here’s wishing all the very best to KJo and the entire team of Student Of The Year 2!