Karan Johar was heavily trolled across social media platforms when he claimed that his latest film Student of the Year 2 (SOTY 2), starring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday is a "summer time hit". Technically, Karan Johar has delivered two back-to-back flops with Kalank and SOTY 2.
Here's the post that he put up and the comments came soon after.
He was roasted in the comments section of the post. Karan also put up a post on Twitter about the film going strong at the box office and there too, he had met the same fate.
Going strong, thank you for the love! #SOTY2— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 17, 2019
Book your tickets now - https://t.co/CP6npheBDZhttps://t.co/Xsk1m9o6rh@iTIGERSHROFF #Tara @ananyapandayy @punitdmalhotra @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @ZeeMusicCompany @SOTYOfficial pic.twitter.com/EcY0rN0yBz
As per box office stats, even though Student Of The Year 2 remained steady at the box office on weekdays, it did not do the expected business. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter that the film was underperforming. "Biz was steady on weekdays, but Week 1 total should've been much, much higher thanks to Tiger's star power, SOTY franchise and 3000+ screen count... In fact, SOTY 2 Week 1 is lower than Tiger's #Baaghi ," he tweeted.
#StudentOfTheYear2 underperforms... Biz was steady on weekdays, but *Week 1* total should’ve been much, much higher thanks to Tiger’s star power, #SOTY franchise and 3000+ screen count... In fact, #SOTY2 *Week 1* is lower than Tiger’s #Baaghi .— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 17, 2019
Tiger Shroff had also recently admitted that how he disappointed at the performance of the film. Tiger had said that he is satisfied with all the love he has received and he was also thankful to all his fans who did go and watch the film. The movie did see a drop during its first week in the theatres, however, it crossed the INR 50 crore mark. Unfortunately many don't seem to be very happy about it.
The critics have also vociferously panned the film. "One more from the Dharma stable has tanked, making me wonder what one would discover if one were to clamber into Karan Johar’s mind and check out why he does what he does. The 2012 Student Of The Year had a foot-tapping number like 'Radha' and three new talents that were refreshing. Otherwise, SOTY was an average sort of film with Karan himself never counting it among his best. In fact, he often said wistfully that if he could, he would gladly add Kal Ho Naa Ho to his repertoire and drop SOTY from it (he couldn’t because KHKN was officially directed by his erstwhile chief assistant Nikhil Advani)," editor Bharati Pradhan minced no words for Karan Johar on The Telegraph.