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There is no doubt about the fact that if you belong to a Bollywood family, you get the first chance in the industry quite easily. But then as they say- only your work thereafter will either make you or break you. But hard work is always a prerequisite whether you are a nepotistic child or an outsider. It seems that Shanaya Kapoor has decided to take the path of hard work rather than the easy way of directly getting launched into a film. (Recommended Read: Hina Khan And Rocky Jaiswal's Cosy Pictures And Videos Straight From Their Milan Trip, Check Inside)
Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor's daughter, Shanaya Kapoor is currently an assistant director on her cousin, Janvhi Kapoor's upcoming film- the biopic based on the life of Indian's first woman pilot in the Indian Air Force, Gunjan Saxena (working title- Kargil Girl). Yes, unlike other Bollywood kids, she wants to learn the craft of filmmaking first, it seems.
The film's production team and the entire crew were in Lucknow recently to finish their schedule there. And guess what? Both Janhvi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor are back home today on May 23, 2019. Shanaya Kapoor's father, Sanjay Kapoor has shared an adorable photo of his daughter with the niece, Janvhi Kapoor in which the two are hugging and posing for the camera. Sanjay has captioned the photos as, "Back home today."
Talking about the film's schedule in Lucknow, a source had recently shared with an online tabloid, "Janhvi and her onscreen brother Anshuman (played by Angad Bedi) will be shooting an intense scene at UP Sainik School in Lucknow, besides other locations including one near the air force station. The schedule will go on till May 24. Security has been increased to ensure a smooth shoot for the actors."
Sanjay Kapoor is truly a doting father. 3 days ago, he shared a photo of Shanaya working under the scorching sun. He captioned the post as, "My hardworking daughter shooting in 41 degrees as an assistant director, warm welcome to the film industry #day20." (Also Read: Deepika Singh Goyal's 2-Year-Old Son, Soham Asks Fans To Watch His Mother's Show, 'Kavach 2')
Shanaya Kapoor, who is an assistant director on Gunjan Saxena's biopic, will reportedly make her Bollywood debut soon as an actress in The Zoya Factor. However recently, when her father Sanjay Kapoor was asked about the same, he was quoted as saying, “Honestly, I really don’t know when that will happen. She has just finished her 12th standard and she’s working towards it. But she hasn’t signed anything till now; she’s too young. Hopefully, soon enough."
He had further added, “I do feel protective about her. She has a private account on Instagram. But few things are beyond our control. She’s a young girl who will go out for movies or to restaurants. We’re not going to lock her up in the house just because a photograph will get clicked."
Sanjay Kapoor, however, had recently confirmed about Shanaya Kapoor's venture into the Kargil Girl. He had said, "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. Before she wanted to take up a film, she didn’t want to be abroad for a three-year course. Instead, she chose something personal like this. Obviously, I’m always there to guide her. Nothing in life is better than experience."
He had further refuted rumours that Karan Johar has signed Shanaya Kapoor for one of his films, "There’s no truth to that. She’s just assisting on his production venture. She has not taken a call on anything yet. Yes, she’s definitely getting ready for a Bollywood career. Hopefully soon, she must work hard and land a good film. We will all wait for that. I just want her to concentrate on this for now."
Shanaya Kapoor turned 19 last year on November 02, 2018. The doting father, Sanjay Kapoor had taken to his Instagram handle to share the following picture, and he had written, “Happy birthday Shanaya. Always keep smiling like this, my love." (Suggested Read: Arjun Kapoor Draws A Surprising Comparison Between Taimur Ali Khan And His Marriage Speculations)
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