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Sonakshi cousin all set to make Bollywood debut

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha`s cousin Bhavna Ruparel has become the latest star sibling to make a Bollywood debut with `Chalo Pichchur Banate Hai`.

Actress Priyanka Chopra`s cousin Parineeti last year walked into the tinsel town with Yash Raj Films` `Ladies vs Ricky Behl`. Sonam Kapoor`s cousin and Boney Kapoor`s son, Arjun Kapoor debuted with `Ishaqzaade` followed by Mahesh Bhatt`s daughter Alia and David Dhawan`s son Varun who announced their arrival into the celluloid with Karan Johar`s `Student of the Year` to name a few.

Debutant director Pritish Chakraborty is casting Bhavna in his `Chalo Pichchur Banate Hai`. "It was through Facebook that I got this offer for the film. I went for auditioning and got selected. This was the first ever offer for a full-fledged acting debut that I received. I liked the script and my role and hence I gave my nod," Bhavna told PTI.

Bhavna`s grandmother and Sonakshi`s grand mom are real sisters and that is how the two budding actresses are related. This is not the first time Bhavna has faced the camera, she has done cameo roles in films and even walked the ramp and sizzled in few endorsements.

"Earlier I have acted in few movies like `Na Tum Jano Na Hum` where I played Esha Deol`s sister and then in `Joggers Park` in which I played the role of a niece. And for director Ken Ghosh, I did a music video of `Pehla nasha`….Also, I have done modeling and few ads (sic)," Bhavna said.

Talking about her debut film, the newbie says, "I am playing the role of a leading actor Rahil Tandon`s love interest in the film. Almost 80 per cent of the shoot of the film is over and mostly we have shot in Goa. It should release by end of June this year. All I can say is it is a film within a film. This movie is about the process….the aspect of a director".

`Chalo Pichchur Banate Hai` revolves around the story of a determined filmmaker and his journey from being a fourth assistant director to finally being able to call the shots.

Ask her how she feels when being called Sonakshi`s cousin and pat comes the reply: "It is ok. I don`t feel sad or anything like that. Even when Sonakshi entered Bollywood she was called Shatrughan Sinha`s daughter. I am proud to be called her sister….With the kind of work she is doing. Since she is too busy these days doing lot of projects, I could not talk her in detail about this project".

Well, star kids do have an extra edge over those coming from outside and Bhavna admits it. "It is of great help," said the 23-year-old who has also bagged a yet-untitled Telugu film which is likely to go on floors in November.

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