No premiere for `SOTY`, thanks to extensive promotional activities

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar reveals that he wanted to hold a grand premiere for ‘Student of The Year’ but promotional commitments prevent him from doing so.

‘Student of The Year’ marks the debut of Varun Dhawan, director David Dhawan`s son; model Siddharth Malhotra and Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan`s daugher Alia.

"I would like to present them, I wish we had the schedule and time. I wanted to hold a grand premiere and officially introduce them (the new actors) to the movie industry. But our marketing plans are so extensive, city visits, international travel," the 40-year-old said in an interview.

Karan further says a premiere needs a lot of time and dedication.

"If we have to keep a premiere we need to give it a lot of time, in terms of we need to give a lot of respect to the while calling the industry, seat them well, make sure the event is nice. So we may not get the time. I never kept a premiere after `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai` but I wanted to for this film," he said.

Meanwhile, Karan is all praise for Rishi Kapoor`s versatility who plays a college dean in ‘SOTY’.

"I think everybody knows how what a genius actor Rishi Kapoor is and every time there is a solid part, it`s always great to have him," Karan said.

"He worked with us in `Agneepath` where he played villain Rauf Lala and here he plays Dean Yogendra Vashishth, both are diametrically different parts but he can pull off any part," he added.