First came the wave of star sons who rode their short-lived waves
of popularity based on their dads' fan base. Then came sons of
producers, after that came cousins, nephews, relatives far and near
who piggy-backed their way on Indian silver screens, riding on
their more famous relations' popularity.
We have seen the hoary trend of fathers and uncles introducing
their sons, nephews and grandchildren into cinema with much
fanfare. But now, it is now the turn of established heroines to try
and introduce their sisters into the industry. In Bollywood, Shilpa
Shetty introduced her sister Shamita Shetty, who didn't do too
In Southern films, we have seen the Travancore sisters, and more
recently Nagma-Jyothika. Now, Kajal Agarwal, who is starring
opposite Ram Charan Teja in his Magadheera (also spelt Mahadheera)
has started promoting the portfolio of her sister Ishta Agarwal.
Insiders who have seen Ishta's stills say that Ishta has the looks
to become an actress though she's not as gorgeous as 'akka' Kajal
Agarwal. Director Teja, Puri Jagannath, Allu Arjun, S.S. Rajamouli
and Raghavendra Rao have all viewed Ishta's portfolio. It seems
that Kajal Agarwal is keen on on launched her 15-year-old sister
Ileana, a much-established star with many hits to her credit, is
eager to launch her younger sister in a starry career as well.
Recently, Ileana circulated her younger sister's portforlio to
stars like Tamil actor Silambarasan (Simbu) and director V.V.
Vinayak. Ileana's sister might even receive a casting call from
Manchu Manoj Babu.
Meanwhile, sex symbol Mumaith Khan with her scorching hot dance
moves and costumes, has already launched her sister Sabeen as an
actress. In fact, to make sure that all goes well, Mumaith Khan is
even producing Sabeen's debut film.