Actor-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna’s cousin brother Karan Kapadia is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Tony D’Souza’s production next year.
The 24-year-old is actress Dimple Kapadia’s late sister Simple Kapadia’s son and the youngest in Kapadia family.
Not known to many, but Karan shares a great bond with Twinkle and her sister Rinke, with whom he’s often seen vacationing along with brother-in-law Akshay Kumar.
It has been reported that it was Akki who apparently introduced the newbie to the director.
Karan had been wanting to enter films since a very young age and the youngest Kapadia started to work on his body lately.
Karan reveals to Midday that he took Dimple and Akshay by surprise when he told them at the age of 14 about his bollywood dreams “They didn’t see it coming because I have always been an introvert. But, once I told them, they were extremely supportive. They both warned me that it won’t be an easy journey ahead. At the time, I was this chubby kid who thought I only had to lose weight and bagging films thereafter won’t be too tough”
Having studied acting at the Jeff Goldberg Studio in Mumbai, Karan landed screen tests for films. “I have gone out there for auditions, I have been rejected and been told already by a few people that they don’t see any spark in me,” he laughs before adding, “However, most said that I do have potential. So, it’s good that I have been exposed to rejection early in my career.”
About launching Karan, D’Souza confirms, “Yes, we will make a film with Karan, but it is too early to say anything. I intend to produce films, but that will happen only after I have wrapped up my directorial Captain Nawab.”
Karan Kapadia’s mother late Simple Kapadia made her acting debut in 1977’s Anurodh, co-starring her brother-in-law, late actor Rajesh Khanna. Later, she became a costume designer and designed for actresses like Tabu, Amrita Singh, Sridevi and Priyanka Chopra. Karan’s aunt, Dimple Kapadia, is popularly known for her films like Saagar and Bobby, for which she won the Filmfare Award For Best Actress.