Karan, who made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, had Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. His following releases Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, My name is Khan and We are Family, had Kajol in the lead. In his films as a producer, like Kal Ho Na Ho, and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Kajol appeared briefly in one song each from both the movies.
Directed by Johar, Student Of The Year is a romantic-comedy. The film marks the debut of Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, younger son of David Dhawan, and newcomer Siddharth Malhotra.
The film is being produced by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan under the banners of Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment.