Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who made her screen debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (SOTY), has been signed up to play the female lead in in 2 States, a screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same title. The male lead is being played by Arjun Kapoor, son of Boney Kapoor.
The film is being jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar and will be directed by Abhishek Verma, creative director with Dharma Productions.
2 States is the story of a north Indian boy falling for a south Indian girl and how their respective cultures influence their lives together.
While Student of the Year is releasing on October 19, the film 2 States will go on floors in November, 2012.