Thursday, October 11, 2012

The students of the Media and Communications department of Manipal University, Dubai had the opportunity to share the stage with the stars of the up-coming bollywood movie 'Student of the Year' on 4th October 2012.

These stars included well-known filmmaker Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia Bhatt, director David Dhawan’s son Varun Dhawan and another fresh face Siddharth Malhtora. 

Karan Johar and entourage at Ibn Battuta.
Photograph by Syeda Nawab Fathima.

Oppa! Manipal style.
Photograph by Anil Nair Jr.

Manipal students with Varun Dhawan.
Photograph by Tarish Tolani.
Watch our coverage of the event. By Manipal Dubai TV

A promotional event for the movie was held at the Ibn Battuta Mall by Radio Mirchi and students from our university opened the event with a bang. Even though the students had to prepare their acts in a short spam of three days they were more than happy to perform. They performances included dancing, singing and a magic show. The energy and fun with which the students performed created a very lively atmosphere in the audience.

Since Student of the Year is a movie about young college students and has a cast of new and up-coming talent, the event provided the perfect platform to showcase the young and upcoming talent of Manipal.

Urvashi Dutt, one of the student performers said, “Karan Johar is a personality who we've always seen on television or read about in magazines, and of course I love all his films! Having him as an audience was like a dream come true, and when he actually joined us for a dance, it was surreal and totally mesmerising!"

"Imagine my delight when I made him wear the belly belt and danced with him, it was the icing on the cake!!! This whole experience to me was exhilarating and will be etched in my memory forever.

By Syeda Nawab Fathima

The writer is a media and communications student specializing in journalism in Manipal University, Dubai.