Makers of Student of the Year 2 have dropped the first song of the film- Yeh Jawaani, which is a rehashed version of RD Burman's old hit track. On the song launch, the star cast of the film opened up about the flak the film is receiving on social media. For unversed, SOTY 2 is being slammed for its unusual representation of school life. Defending their film, Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria called it an "escapist film" and said that the audience should not put on their thinking caps while watching it. Ananya said the audience should approach the film through a magical lens.
"I think it was really funny when people said 'we didn't have these uniforms in school', even I didn't. It is a larger than life film and you have to take the magic which comes with it," Ananya told reporters. When asked that the representation of students- who often go through bullying and body shaming in school- isn't accurate, Ananya said they are not trying to be role models. "When we are in school, we have a lot of pressure. There is a lot of stuff going on, so when people go to watch movies, they want to escape from that. We are providing an escape for them through this movie. We are not trying to be role models, we are just trying to provide them a moment of happiness and joy to get away from stress."
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To which Tiger said "Student of the year 2" is "not a heavy film at all''. "It's a film for the youth. It's an entertainment experience for everyone. Come have fun, don't bring your thinking caps," he said. In the film, the trio has danced to the recreated version of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani". Ananya said both she and Tara were slightly nervous about matching steps with Tiger. "It's impossible to match Tiger's level. He rehearses so much even though he is so good. When I used to look at him on stage rehearsing, I would think 'what are we doing' but he's very sweet."
At the event, Tiger was also asked if he ever feels the pressure to raise the bar when it comes to dancing and especially action."As an action hero, it is very difficult to keep coming up with new things and spectacles for the audiences to see. I credit my team and directors for always choreographing me differently. I work on myself day in and day out, so that's how it goes. It's a vicious cycle but I love to do it," Tiger said.
Student of the Year 2 Trailer
(With PTI inputs)