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Stars turn sibling guides

After star kids, now star cousins make their way in Bollywood with the guidance of their elder siblings.

bollywood Updated: Apr 28, 2012 00:46 IST
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The Kapoor kids
Arjun Kapoor is Sonam Kapoor’s paternal uncle Boney Kapoor’s son
Touted to make his debut with Virus Diwan, Arjun chose Ishaqzaade as his debut movie to enter Bollywood. Though he has none other than Salman Khan as his mentor and guide, sister Sonam Kapoor is not leaving any stone unturned to promote his cousin, not just by writing about him on social media but by also by getting seen in public with the newcomer, and making him comfortable with the paparazzi.

Sona’s sister tale
Sonakshi Sinha’s and Bhavna Ruparel’s grandmothers are real sisters
Though Chalo Pichchur Banate Hai is Bhavna’s debut vehicle in Bollywood, it isn’t her first stint with the camera. She starred as Esha Deol’s sister in Na Tum Jano Na Hum, and played young Pooja Bedi in the music video of Pehla Nasha. “Almost 80% of the shoot of the film is over and it should release in June this year,” says Bhavna, staying mum about her rapport with Sonakshi, who also has not tweeted or promoted Bhavna’s debut.

The Chopra sisters
Parineeti Chopra is Priyanka Chopra’s paternal uncle’s daughter
With her first film, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Parineeti, 23, has created enough noise in the industry, courtesy star cousin Priyanka, who promoted her and still regularly tweets about Parineeti, who will be next seen in Ishaqzaade. PC’s latest tweet read: “Yay! I am so exited. May 11 comin up! Watch out world for my sista…! (sic)” Parineeti has titled Priyanka as her friend, philosopher and guide in the industry.

The Deol dudes
Abhay Deol is Sunny Deol’s and Bobby Deol’s paternal uncle son
It has been seven years since Abhay began acting, and his career is shining bright with over 10 releases and three films in hand. The actor shares a cordial relationship with his cousins Sunny and Bobby, and has time and again expressed the desire to work with not just them but his father’s elder brother and veteran actor, Dharmendra, who he sees as his idol.