Veteran actor Anil Kapoor’s elder daughter, Sonam Kapoor has already made a niche for herself in the film industry. Now, it’s the turn of his younger daughter Rhea Kapoor to enter Bollywood, but not as an actress. Rhea wants to be a producer and she has already debuted with the movie Aisha, which has her sister playing the main protagonist.
The 23-year-old Rhea Kapoor is already prepared with plans for her forthcoming movies. She says, “My next two films will be completely different from Aisha, and are still in the developing stage. They are of the romantic comedy genre but they will make you smile.”
Rhea started working on the movie Aisha just at the age of 21. The youngest Kapoor added, “I just fell in love with production. I could never act like my father or sister. I cannot even give a proper photo shoot. I would have run away if I had to act. I totally enjoyed producing Aisha. I will handle the Anil Kapoor Film Company for at least the next two years.”
Currently, she is busy with Aisha set to release on August 6. This production venture, Rhea says, just came to her when she was yet to decide her career move. It happened when I returned from New York after studying theater.
Rhea recollects, “One evening, suddenly Ayan (Mukerji) asked me to assist him on Wake Up Sid. My dad gave me the go ahead signal. I also got Aish around that time. I just agreed without thinking of anything else when my dad asked me if I wanted to work on it.”
“I never thought that he would go off to shoot in the US and I would be managing all on my own. I got scared but I’m happy that I could do it.”
Being the youngest member in the crew was not a problem as the subject of the movie was ‘so much fun’, Rhea informs.
Rhea says, “Women are portrayed as villainous, depressed or weak in most of the TV shows and films. But I thought why not portray her as a fun loving woman of my age, about what they are like in real life. Aisha has no hero or heroine in the actual sense.. Here every character will be loved by the audience, it’s a fun, chick film, which will definitely be loved by everyone.”
All the best Rhea, hope you excel in your work like your father and sister!
- Sampurn Wire