May is almost here and Student of the Year 2 is about to release soon. The buzz circling around the movie is huge. Its trailer released a couple of weeks ago and it got mixed reactions. Though people liked the fancy wide shots, with the picture perfect looking leads, many felt it still lacked story and heart.
Since the promotions of the movie are in full swing, the makers have been dropping new songs every few days to keep the audience talking. First, they dropped the Yeh Jawaani song, a remake of a popular retro track Gilli Gilli Akha, which topped the chartbuster lists in no time, then Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan and now, today, the makers will drop another big song titled the ‘Hook Up Song’.
The interesting part is that the movie will feature one the ex-students of the franchise who made her debut with its predecessor. The song will bring on the Raazi actor Alia Bhatt who will perform with the new joinee Tiger Shroff. Karan Johar is known for bringing in his favourite celebrities to perform cameos on one of the songs in his movies, as he considers them to be his lucky charms. For instance, he brought in Rani Mukerji in Maahi Ve from Kal Ho Na Ho, and Kajol in Disco Deewane from Student of the Year. This year, he chose the super successful actor Alia to be a part of his new production venture.
The director of the movie, Punit Malhotra who has earlier directed I Hate Luv Stories, about this said,
“The thought of getting one of the ex-students back in this film was the germ for it. So, we started building on it.”
The theme of the song is one of a House Party, choreographed by Farah Khan which would remind one of ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ from Kapoor and Sons. But the name of the song resembles to that of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s The Breakup Song. He added,
“We took the cue from there, and that’s where the hook up idea came from.”
The director who collaborated with Alia for this song the first time was all praises for her hard work. He told,
“When I spoke to Alia, she said, ‘I will rehearse non-stop.’ She was already juggling two films at that time. But she gave her 200 per cent to this song.”
Comparing Tiger will Alia, he chooses Alia’s performance in the song over Tiger’s. He was quoted as saying,
“Tiger dances well, but Alia has surpassed him. When you see the song, you’ll see that she is stunning. She has spared no effort and I give full credit to her. She had bruises on her hand, but the way she danced was simply amazing.”
“There are some stunts as well that won’t be shown in the promo, but you will see them all in the movie. There are a lot of flips and rotating sets, etc. In short, it is brimming with energy,”
Student of the Year 2 also stars Aditya Seal in a pivotal role and of course Will Smith in a cameo special appearance. The movie releases on May 10.