Most star children share an adorable relationship with ace filmmaker Karan Johar. The industry bigwig has also been responsible for the Bollywood debuts of those including Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Student of the Year, Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Ananya Panday in Student of the Year 2. The happy-go-lucky and chirpy actor is everyone’s favourite and always makes sure to rope in fresh faces for his films, whether he is on the director or producer’s seat. Now, Shanaya Kapoor – the daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep – has spoken about the same. Eager to be cast in a KJo venture, the starlet expressed her desire to work with him.
Hinting at Karan, Shanaya said if the “most amazing director” ever thought of directing her, she would get really emotional and “just die”. When asked if she would want Karan to launch her Bollywood career, Shanaya said, “I mean, yeah! I don’t think any actor would say no. He is family. He is talented and the most amazing director. I think I would start crying if Karan ever directs me. I would get emotional and just die.”
Shanaya, however, did get a chance to work as an assistant director on the upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl backed by Karan. “As soon as my school was done, my dad and mom were like go to LA or New York and do a course,” she recalled. But Shanaya feels the best education one can get is by being on a film set. Before entering showbiz, she wanted to be an assistant director and Karan helped her out. “Karan told me ‘There is this movie that Janhvi is doing’,” she said. “I instantly took it up. It was a big jump from school. It was the best experience of my life. After being an assistant director, I realised how much work goes into making a film,” Shanaya added. “I have not signed any film as an actor yet. I don’t want to rush into something. I think your first movie is like your baby, you are so protective. I am open to all kinds of scripts. I think the industry is changing so rapidly. The movies that you don’t expect to do well, become blockbusters. It has become so content based,” she concluded.