The star kid, Shanaya Kapoor daughter of Sanjay Kapoor who was said to make her Bollywood debut soon, has kick-started her career in B-town, and this time, not as an actress, but as an assistant director to a popular director.
Shanaya is often seen around town with friends Ananya Pandey, daughter of Chunky Pandey, who will make her Bollywood debut in Student of the Year 2, and Suhana Khan, daughter of Shah Rukh Khan, who has long been expected to debut as an actor in Bollywood.
Several of Shanaya’s cousins, such as Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, are already actors, as is her uncle, Anil Kapoor. Both Sonam and Arjun Kapoor also made their starts by assisting popular directors. Sonam assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Black, while Arjun assisted Nikhil Advani on Kal Ho Naa Ho.
Sanjay Kapoor revealed that his daughter Shanaya is working as an assistant director on Gunjan Saxena’s biopic that stars Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role. The shooting has already started in Lucknow. “It’s true that Shanaya is now in Lucknow and working as an assistant on Janhvi’s film. It was a joint decision. She was very keen on doing something different to understand the space, rather than just wasting time.