Shanaya Kapoor, daughter of Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor, is all set to make her debut this year. The actress will be seen opposite Gurfateh Pirzada and Lakshya Lalwani in a rom-com.
Shanaya Kapoor before marking her entry in the industry was an assistant on the sets of Gujan Saxena -The Kargil war, starrer Janhvi Kapoor. Many thought Shanaya will be the face of Student Of The Year 3 but that is clearly not the plan anymore.
A source says, “Shanaya has been signed on officially by Karan’s talent management team Dharma Cornerstone Agency. She has also bagged her first film and it will also star other DCA talents Gurfateh Pirzada and Lakshya Lalwani. The rom-com is very much an urbane triangle love story and it goes on floors around mid-2021. Depending on the shoot, the team will plan its release.”
As for SOTY 3, it is being planned as a digital only film for Netflix. The source adds, “Shanaya was indeed being considered along with Alaya F for SOTY 3. But Maheep and KJo discussed it and they didn’t want her first film to not have a theatrical release. As for now, it’s not known if Shanaya will still do SOTY 3 but that definitely won’t be her big debut. The rom-com with Lakshya and Gurfateh will be a theatrical release and will introduce her into the movies.”