Back in March, Shanaya had announced the news of joining Karan Johar’s Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA) on her Instagram account.
Shanaya Kapoor, the daughter of Maheep and Sanjay Kapoor, is set to make her Bollywood debut under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. As the actress prepares to begin her film career, her mother Maheep discusses her husband’s response if their daughter Shanaya ever appears in a kissing scene in one of her upcoming films.
Shanaya revealed her decision to join Karan Johar’s Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA) on her Instagram account in March. “Wake up today with the most thankful heart!”
“Woke up today with the most grateful heart! Here’s to a great journey ahead with the Dharma Cornerstone Agency family. Excited to kickstart my FIRST FILM (ahh!) this July by Dharma Productions, can’t wait for you all to see what we’re up to! Stay tuned! #DCASquad.”
Maheep Kapoor recently disclosed in an interview with Peeping Moon that Sanjay Kapoor will be surprised but will not interfere with Shanaya’s work. She said,
“Inside, Sanjay will be like, ‘Oh no, what am I watching?’ but when it comes to her work, he’ll keep quiet.”
Sanjay’s protective side was also on display in the Netflix’reality series’ Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives last year.
About the fact that Shanaya Kapoor is yet to make her Bollywood debut, she has a slew of social media fan pages. Sanjay Kapoor seems to react to Shanaya’s followers, mistaking them for her. In response, Maheep Kapoor said,
“She’s got so many of those fan mails, you know? Sanjay is confusing Shanaya with these people also. Some fan had written ‘love you, dad’, and Sanjay has messaged, ‘love you back, Shanaya’. I said, ‘but which Shanaya are you messaging?’ He was very confused. He said, ‘oh, this is not Shanaya?’ I said, ‘no’. So we weren’t expecting it, but it came, and it was overwhelming.”
Shanaya previously served as an assistant director on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a Netflix film set to premiere in 2020. Janhvi Kapoor, her cousin, played the lead role in the film.