Of all the star siblings in the Hindi film industry, it is only Kareena Kapoor who managed to establish herself as a name of her own rather than being Karisma’s sister. However, many others who took this route did not succeed in ridding themselves from the star sibling tag. Take Shilpa Shetty’s sister Shamita Shetty for example. After years of struggle in the industry, and despite debuting in a Yash Raj production opposite bigwigs like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, her career never took off.
Even after 10 years in the industry, she only has 13 films to her credit, which mostly consisted of item numbers. Perhaps it’s the best decision she could make to opt for another career, as acting seems to be getting her nowhere. Shamita’s sister, Shilpa, has confirmed the decision, “Shamita is now entering another phase in her life and career. She is now heading to London for a six-month course in interior designing. We all felt this was the right move for her to make.” Quite an irony, given that Shilpa herself has not had a great career and is on a break of sorts from films, as she finds her married life much more challenging than rushing to the studios in the wee hours of the morning.
Besides the Shetty sisters, other familiar star siblings include Tanishaa (Kajol’s sister), Sohail (Salman Khan’s brother), and Ashmit (Ameesha Patel’s brother). These are some of the present ones who are still struggling to establish themselves but only time will tell whether their stay in Bollywood will do them any good or not!