Reema Maya to direct digital version of ‘Student of the Year’

Reema Maya to direct digital version of ‘Student of the Year’

New Delhi: Producer Karan Johar said that Reema Maya of ‘Nocturnal Burger’ fame will direct the series adaptation of his ‘Student of the Year’ franchise.

The filmmaker made the announcement on the closing day of the Cinevesture International Film Festival (CIFF) in Chandigarh on Sunday.

“Reema Maya will be directing the digital version of ‘Student of the Year’. But it will be her way and definitely not mine. If I enter Reema Maya’s world, then I will make it more of an illusion. I just wanted it to be her voice. She made it her own series,” Johar said of Maya, whose acclaimed short ‘Nocturnal Burger’ received its world premiere in 2023’s Sundance Film Festival.

The filmmaker was speaking at a masterclass session, which was moderated by Namrata Joshi, CIFF Market Projects curator and film critic.

Johar directed ‘Student of the Year’, the 2012 movie that launched Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra into the film industry, under his banner ‘Dharma Productions’.

Seven years later, ‘Student of the Year 2’ was released as a standalone sequel, directed by Punit Malhotra and featuring Tiger Shroff as well as Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria in their film debut.

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