"I feel every individual should grow on their own"
Sanjay Kapoor has opened up on his daughter Shanaya’s Bollywood debut.
Shanaya is making her venture into the industry and is set to start filming her upcoming project in July 2021.
Her father Sanjay has now spoken about his daughter’s debut and revealed that she has had acting aspirations for a while.
He said: “She has been wanting to be an actress for a very, very long time.”
Sanjay has been in the industry for more than 25 years and has had ups and downs throughout his career.
He said that while he will always be there for his daughter, he believes that she should learn from her mistakes and experiences on her own.
On the advice he gave to Shanaya, Sanjay told SpotBoyE:
“This line is such that you learn with your own experience, having said that, she knows I am gonna be right behind her.
“Honestly, I feel every individual should grow on their own and it’s better that, she learns from her own mistakes and experience.
“This way she will enjoy her journey much more rather than I hold her hand for everything.”
It was announced that Shanaya Kapoor would be making her Bollywood debut in March 2021 under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
Shanaya had taken to Instagram and posted:
“Woke up today with the most grateful heart! Here’s to a great journey ahead with the @dcatalent family.
“Excited to kickstart my FIRST FILM (ahhh!!) this July by @dharmamovies, can’t wait for you all to see what we’re up to! Stay tuned! #DCASquad.”
Sanjay Kapoor later said that he was extremely proud of his daughter, saying that she could not have got a better launch than Dharma Productions.
Shanaya even seemingly revealed the film’s title. In an Instagram Story, she revealed the title Majnu and that it would be directed by Shashank Khaitan.
The 21-year-old is currently taking part in acting workshops and training for her upcoming film.
Even prior to Bollywood, Shanaya attracted attention.
She regularly posts alluring pictures on Instagram, amassing a legion of fans.
Shanaya appeared in the Netflix reality show, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, which featured her mother Maheep Kapoor.
Shanaya has also worked as an assistant director for cousin Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, another film that was backed by Karan Johar.