Shanaya Kapoor, the daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor, is good to go to make her big-screen debut with director Karan Johar’s yet-to-be-titled production, believes that being a star kid has its advantages and disadvantages.
In a discussion with ANI, Shanaya opened up concerning how she deals with judgements that show up with the “star kid” tag.
“Judgements are an inevitable part of the work I am pursuing, but I stay positive and focus on the people who are always cheering me on, whether it be followers on Instagram or the press/media, I focus on their love and support, then the rest just fades out for me! Focusing on the positives is the way to be,” she said.
Shanaya Kapoor worked as an assistant director on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, featuring her cousin Janhvi Kapoor.
Sharing how that specific experience assisted her with understanding the film industry, she said, “Being a part of Gunjan Saxena was extremely special, and a very important journey for me to undergo before I started my career. I wanted to learn how a film is made, what the process is like, what are the aligned jobs for everyone on set, how actors prep for their roles, how background action works, there was so much I got to understand. It was wonderful, fulfilling and enriching experience to see the entire teamwork towards one goal, it’s so wholesome making a film.”
As indicated by her, working as the assistant director made her to learn numerous important things. “It made me fall in love with what I want to do even more! The biggest takeaway for me was learning how the process before reaching set is the defining foundation of creating the story! I understood a lot that I wasn’t aware of before,” Shanaya shared.