22 Mar 2021: Shanaya Kapoor, another star-kid, to be launched by Karan Johar
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has launched celebrity kids like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Janhvi Kapoor, has taken another Bollywood aspirant under his wing.
Shanaya Kapoor, the daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor, is set to make her debut with Johar's production house.
She has joined Johar's Dharma Cornerstone agency, a new venture meant to support fresh talent.
Here are more details.
Announcement: Johar welcomed Kapoor to the 'DCA Squad'
He took to social media to share a video, which shows Kapoor in many glamorous avatars, and welcomed her on board.
He captioned the video with, "Another beautiful addition to our growing @dcatalent family! Welcome to the #DCASquad, @shanayakapoor02. Her enthusiasm, perseverance, and diligence is so amazing to see. Join us in showering your love & blessings as she begins her first film. (sic)"
Profile: Who is Shanaya Kapoor?
Kapoor is the daughter of 90s star Sanjay Kapoor and his wife Maheep Kapoor. She had a cameo in the Netflix reality series, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
The show was also backed by Johar.
She is cousins with actors Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and producer Rhea Kapoor.
She recently made her Instagram profile public and is now quite popular on social media.
Fact: Her exciting journey will begin in July
Reactions: The announcement got varied reactions
While people from within the industry, like actor Anil Kapoor, designer Manish Malhotra, and Kapoor's close friend Suhana Khan (the daughter of superstar Shah Rukh Khan) posted congratulatory messages, people on social media slammed Johar for launching another star-kid.
"Seriously, can we go beyond the Kapoor family for new talent," a comment on Johar's second Instagram post about Kapoor read.
Fact: Stand-up comedian Abhijit Ganguly also took a swipe
Details: Earlier, Triptii Dimri, Gurfateh Pirzada, etc. joined DCA
Notably, Johar's new venture DCA aims to support new talent from different fields like acting, direction, music, in Bollywood.
Earlier, Johar had announced that Bulbbul star Triptii Dimri and Gurfateh Pirzada, who had appeared in Guilty, have been brought on-board.
Dhairya Karwa, of the Uri: The Surgical Strike fame, and Lakshya, who is set to star in Dostana 2, are also part of DCA.