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Janhvi Kapoor’s debut movie, Dhadak, is all set to hit the celluloid on July 20, 2018. We all know that when this film was on the floors and the cameras were rolling, 21-year-old Janhvi received the saddest news of her life- about her mom Sridevi’s death. Legendary actress, Sridevi died on February 24, 2018, due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in Dubai. (Also Read: Last Pictures And Video Of Sridevi From Mohit Marwah's Wedding In Dubai)
In spite of her mother’s demise, Janhvi Kapoor dedicated her time to her work and finished the shooting of her debut film on time. Her producer dad- Boney Kapoor, sister- Khushi Kapoor and half-siblings- Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor, have all been very strong pillars in Janhvi’s life since then.
When the Times of India asked Janhvi about the support of her family, she replied, “Touchwood! My family gives me strength and courage. (Pauses)… I get emotional when I talk about them. Khushi and I are very different. I am the kid in our family, and everyone treats her as the more responsible and independent one. I am the one that needs to be babied, and my mom shared that equation with me. She liked to baby me, as she knew that Khushi was too independent. I would tell her… mamma khana chahiye, mamma ni-ni nahin aa rahi hai. I am still like that, and now Khushi and papa have stepped into that role. My whole family has supported me so much; I want to really make them proud”.
On being asked who is the most excited or anxious about her debut, Dhadak, Janvhi quipped, “Mom was very anxious, but papa is very chilled out and so is Arjun bhaiyya. Anshula didi and Khushi are the two people that I go to if I need a reality check or if I need to calm down. They are very honest and blunt, and they tell me things as they are”. (Suggested Read: Sridevi In A Throwback Interview: It Would Give Me A Greater Joy To See Janhvi Married)
Before her death, Sridevi had said in an interview that everyone would compare Janhvi to her mom. In response to this, Janhvi said, “Earlier I didn’t think much about it, but now, I am being constantly asked about it. I am fully aware that whatever mom has achieved is untouchable. Well, 300 films isn’t a joke. I think each film is a lifetime of experience, so imagine how many lifetimes that is. She has got so much love and given so much back, so I really want to make all her fans happy”.
She further added, “I want to make my parents proud and I am also absolutely in love with what I am doing. Acting is not a selfish profession, you can love it as much as you want, but eventually, other people need to love your acting. I just hope that they do. The only thing that I can promise to do is, work honestly and give it all that I have”.
In another interview with the Indian Express, Janhvi was asked if there was any role of her mother that motivated her to take up acting as a career. To this Janvhi was quoted as saying, “I don’ think you can imitate anything of my mother. I have seen her on set and in English Vinglish and Mom. I would see her working, so just to see her make that switch as an actor – one second being my mom and yelling at me and the next second, giving a shot. That was the first time I realised there was something really special about her because I had not seen many of her films before that”. (Don't Miss: Janhvi Kapoor Writes An Emotional Tribute For Sridevi; 'You Are A Part Of My Soul')
Adding further, Janvhi retorted, “It was hard for me to watch her films. I remember watching Chalbaaz at one point. They (other characters) were very mean to her in the film. They were very rude to her, so I couldn’t watch it. I loved watching Sadma because she made Kamal ji (Haasan) cry. Even during English Vinglish, I remember at the Toronto Film Festival, I was sitting in the theatre and clenching my wrist because the daughter in the film was very rude to her”.
Well, we are all excited for Janhvi Kapoor's debut, Dhadak. Are you?
February 24, 2018, was the most unfortunate day for the Indian cinema when the world woke up to hear the painful and sudden demise of the legendary actress, Sridevi. Since then, we cannot even imagine what life must have been for her widower husband, Boney Kapoor and two daughters, JanhviRead More