San­jay Kapoor tells daugh­ter to fo­cus on hard work, rest is des­tiny

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van sneha.ma­hade­van@htlive.com

Looks like this is the time when the next gen­er­a­tion will re­place their Bol­ly­wood celebrity par­ents as the lead in films.

Ac­tor Jan­hvi Kapoor (daugh­ter of late ac­tor Sridevi and pro­ducer Boney Kapoor) made her de­but in July with Dhadak; Sara Ali Khan (daugh­ter of ac­tors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh) will be mak­ing her de­but next month with Kedar­nath. There are other star kids pre­par­ing for their big break, in­clud­ing Shanaya Kapoor (daugh­ter of ac­tor San­jay Kapoor).

So, when we re­cently caught up with daddy Kapoor, San­jay told us, “Shanaya is work­ing to­wards her de­but. She is only 18, and just be­cause she is from the Kapoor fam­ily, ev­ery­one is find­ing it in­ter­est­ing, but she is still very young. Also, to make a de­but in films is not easy. The only thing that I tell her is to work hard, rest is all tal­ent and des­tiny. Fam­ily is here to help, but once she is in front of the cam­era, she will have to take charge.”

And added, “To­day, peo­ple know Shanaya with­out her hav­ing done any work, thanks to so­cial me­dia. It does get too close to be com­fort­able and is an in­tru­sion of pri­vacy. At times, it can be un­nerv­ing for a lit­tle girl... She is 18 and does what any 18-year-old girl does. But, she knows that you can’t take all the at­ten­tion too se­ri­ously.”

Mean­whil e, San­jay is him­self gearing up for the re­lease of his up­com­ing film, Bed­hab, in which he has a dou­ble role. “This is the sec­ond film where I am play­ing a dou­ble role (af­ter Ch­hupa Rus­tam; 2001), how­ever, the role is ab­so­lutely new,” said Kapoor, who has also won ac­co­lades for his role in the TV show Dil Samb­hal Jaa Zara. “My ca­reer, right now, is a com­bi­na­tion of the suc­cess of TV and dig­i­tal medium (Lust Sto­ries, an­thol­ogy of short films). The re­sponse I got for my TV show was over­whelm­ing, ” added San­jay, who feels for­tu­nate to get a sec­ond chance.

“I did films such as Raja (1995), Zameer (2005) and Ch­hupa Rus­tam... But some­times des­tiny has other plans. Raja was a block­buster but I didn’t get enough credit for it and I still don’t know why. It is all part of the game,” he said.

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/SANJAYKAPOOR2500

Ac­tor San­jay Kapoor with daugh­ter Shanaya

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.