Mumbai, June 2 -- A number of siblings of young Bollywood stars have been turning assistant directors on films of late.
After Kush Sinha (Sonakshi Sinha's brother; assistant director on Dabangg; 2010), Harshwardhan Kapoor (Sonam Kapoor's brother; AD on Bombay Velvet), the latest entrant is Parineeti Chopra's younger brother, Sahaj. He is an assistant director to Habib Faisal on his next film, which stars Parineeti, along with Aditya Roy Kapur. Sources from the industry inform us that this is the first time Sahaj has assisted anyone, and that he got the job on his own merit, with his star sister having no clue about it.
"Sahaj and Parineeti were quite comfortable during the shooting of the film. Despite being siblings, they were very professional on the sets and there was never an awkward moment between them. Sahaj was like any other AD," says the source.
When contacted, Parineeti confirms the news, "Habib sir is a disciplined director. I'm sure my brother would have seen and learnt a lot about film-making from him."