Shanaya Kapoor, daughter of actors Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor, is currently gearing up for her Bollywood launch as an actress next year and the girl has already begun her prepping for the new start.
But before making her Bolly debut as an actress, the newest Kapoor girl in B-Town is on the board for another reason! And it seems her parents are quite excited for their dear daughter.
Well, before making her acting debut in Bollywood industry, Shanaya is all set to give her hand for the assistant director venture.
Shanaya’s proud parents recently revealed in an Instagram post that she would be working as an assistant director on an upcoming project.
Now, if the reports are to be believed then Shanaya, the aspiring actress is on board for her cousin Janhvi Kapoor’s next film as an assistant director.
She has been roped in for a biopic on IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena, who is the first ever Indian woman to fly into a combat zone. Shanaya is currently in Lucknow with the team.
A source close to the development has revealed, “The team will be shooting in Lucknow for the next two weeks before moving to other locations.”
Further we have learnt that while Shanaya has made up her mind about being an actress, her parents Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor wanted her to experience life behind the scenes and to learn about the filmmaking first. In fact, she had been making regular rounds of Karan Johar’s Andheri office to work on the project.
Gunjan Saxena biopic will be helmed by debutant Sharan Sharma, who has earlier assisted Ayan Mukerji in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and KJo in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.
Shanaya is the cousin of Bollywood biggies Sonam Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor.
While Shanaya’s launch is a way off, she already has several social media fans and is quite hot favorite among the young Bolly brigade! Shanaya passed out from school only last year and shares very close bonding with Shah Rukh’s daughter Suhana and ‘Student of the Year 2’ debutante Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya Pandey.
Coming back to Gunjan Saxena’s biopic, according to source, Shanaya’s cousin Janhvi has started prepping for the biopic with the lessons in basic flying and on the workings of the Indian Air Force.