When you grow up on Hindi cinema, things tend to get filmi,” says Rhea Kapoor, who, thanks to her filmi genes, is starting her career with Aisha which releases on August 6. “I went to study theatre at the New York University and acting was what I was first planning to do. But I soon realised that I was more inclined towards filmmaking.”Second Home
Dad, Anil Kapoor, felt that she would do justice to the script of Aisha and Rhea, who was then 21, gave the first production clap. "Fashion and films are in my genes and Aisha demanded attention on both fronts," says Rhea, who loves shopping for vintage stuff at thrift shops and shoes at Jeffreys, when in New York, which has become her second home.
Cinema, for her, will always be movies like Michael Clayton and writers like Jason Reitman to inspire her.
“The reason why I chose to take up filmmaking now is that the syntax of commercial Bollywood cinema is changing. Big star casts don’t guarantee hits and there is a lot of scope for those willing to express themselves. Putting a frame together is a lot of fun,” says Kapoor, who loved designing the look of the movie and sitting in on music sessions.
Is direction the next step? She smiles, “I would definitely like to direct in the next couple of years. But acting is not my piece of cake.”