Karan Johar's mentorship has played a big role in the successful career of actors like Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. The director is all set to make Student of the Year 2 with three debutants. There were a lot of speculations about the lead actresses in the movie after Tiger Shroff confirmed that he bagged the lead role. Rumor has it that Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor were also being considered for the role. But both the actresses ditched this project and signed other movies as their debut. It is now said that Chunky Panday's daughter, Ananya Panday bagged one of the lead roles.
According to a report Karan Johar was keen on having Manushi on board as the second heroine for Student Of The Year 2. But, all these rumors were put to rest by Karan himself. At a media event he dismissed the rumors saying "there has been nothing discussed yet,". He said,"There is no truth to the news yet. We are very proud of Manushi's achievements. I was hosting the show the year she won, so I have met her before and I did see potential in her. I look forward to meeting her... I haven't met her yet after she won the crown for India. But there has been nothing discussed yet,".
Manushi has debuted in celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani's 2018 calendar. Some other actors featured in the calendar are Alia Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, etc. The 20-year-old Miss World 2017 is already rubbing shoulders with the who's who of Bollywood.