Debutante Sanah Kapoor, who is essaying the role of Alia Bhatt’s elder sister in “Shaandaar“, says the “Highway” actress was “very supportive” of her. “Alia is a sweet girl. As a newcomer, I did not feel off-track on set. She was very supportive and our chemistry had that easiness. I was protective towards her as an elder sister and just like my character Isha needed to be shown,” Sanah said.

Sanah, who is Shahid Kapoor’s half-sister, added she always wanted to become an actor.

Sanah Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in a still from movie 'Shaandaar'
Sanah Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in a still from ‘Shaandaar’


“I knew that I wanted to become an actor since childhood and trained myself to become one. It is my dream…though my parents were very strict about my education and they wanted me to earn my degrees,” she said.

“After finishing my education, I got a call from Mukesh Chhabra’s office and I went for the auditions of ‘Shaandaar‘. When I read the character, I instantly fell in love with the role. That’s how it happened,” she added.

Talking about her character in the film, Sanah said: “My role struggles because she is obese and that makes her slightly different from others. And she starts thinking she lacks something in her life because of her weight issue. And then she gets married. So it is her journey how she copes up with situation and develops as a person.”

Sanah, daughter of Shahid Kapoor’s father Pankaj and Supriya Pathak, also said that she enjoyed shooting for the song “Gulabo” in the film. “It was an entertaining shoot for me. Bosco is an amazing choreographer. Though I was nervous, but it came out pretty nicely.”

Presented by Fox Star Studios, “Shaandaar“, releasing on October 22nd, is produced by Dharma Productions and Phantoms Films.



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