Last year we saw the debuts of Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan with Dhadak and Kedarnath. Next in line is actor Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya Kapoor. It has been revealed that the 19 year old will make her debut as an Assistant Director in cousin Janhvi’s film – the biopic on Gunjan Saxena.
According to sources, “The team will be shooting in Lucknow for the next two weeks before moving to other locations. While Shanaya has made up her mind about being an actress, her parents wanted her to experience life behind the scenes first. She had been making regular rounds of Karan Johar’s Andheri office to work on the project.”
The film is being directed by debutant Sharan Sharma, who assisted Karan Johar on 2016 film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Janhvi will be playing Gunjan, one of the first Indian female helicopter pilots and the first woman to be honoured with the Shaurya Chakra, who had evacuated soldiers injured in the 1999 Kargil War.
A few days ago, Sanjay had broken the news on the social media by sharing a throwback picture of the father-daughter posing together, with the caption, “All the best Shanaya #newbeginnings #newjourney.” Her mother Maheep Kapoor had also shared a picture and a message that read, “My baby’s gone to Lucknow for 2 weeks #MissYouAlready #AssistantDirectorsLife #LoveYou @shanayakapoor02 #ProudMama.”