`Student of the Year` a huge responsibility: Karan Johar

New Delhi: Director Karan Johar, who is ready to launch four new actors in his upcoming directorial ‘Student of the Year’, says it is a huge responsibility on him.

The film is the 40-year-old`s first directorial venture without actor-friend Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and will mark the debut of Mahesh Bhatt`s daughter Alia Bhatt, director David Dhawan`s son Varun, Siddharth Malhotra and actor Boman Irani`s son Kayoze.

"The film is a big responsibility for Dharma productions. We are launching the career of four youngsters - Aliya, Varun, Siddharth and Kayoze. All of them are very promising and talented. So, we as a production house have to make sure that everything goes well," said Karan, who was in the capital for designer-friend Manish Malhotra`s show at the PCJ Delhi Couture Week last night.

The trailor of ‘SOTY’ was launched on August 2 and has a feel similar to Aditya Chopra`s 2000 college romance film ‘Mohabbatein’, which launched six new faces.

"We have planned an elaborate promotion affair for the film. We will start releasing the songs from August 24. It will be followed by the official music launch," Karan added.

‘SOTY’ has been co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Kitu Gidwani, Ram Kapoor and is set to hit theatres on October 19.