Janhvi Kapoor Strongly Reacts As Rajkummar Rao Takes An Indirect Jibe On Nepotism: 'A Taunt To Me?'

Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao's fun banter turned interesting when the latter took a jibe over the former on the matter of nepotism.


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Janhvi Kapoor Strongly Reacts As Rajkummar Rao Takes An Indirect Jibe On Nepotism: 'A Taunt To Me?'

Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao have been grabbing limelight for their enthusiastic promotions for their upcoming film, Mr & Mrs Mahi. The two actors, who are a fresh pairing on the celluloid, have impressed everyone with their chemistry on-screen and fun banter in real life. However, during a recent promotional event, it seems Janhvi Kapoor was left rather shocked over a remark of Rajkummar Rao.

Janhvi Kapoor reveals she was chosen in her school choir without actual participation due to nepotism

In a recent interaction on Mirchi Plus for the promotion of their upcoming film, Mr & Mrs Mahi, Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor had an interesting conversation. The diva recalled an incident from her school wherein despite being a part of the choir group, her mic was intentionally switched off by her teacher for an event. Well, Janhvi agreed that she didn’t sing well and was even in the first line of the group. Hearing her story, Rajkummar Rao quickly butted in and asked her as to why she was selected in the choir group in the first place. Taking a jibe at the constant chatter of nepotism, Janhvi replied:

“Nepotism, of course. Isliye toh rakha tha mujhe choir mein.”

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Rajkummar Rao’s sassy reply over Janhvi’s nepotism joke left her startled

Well, the interaction didn’t end there, and after hearing Janhvi’s response priding over her identity as a privileged star kid, Rajkummar Rao sassily remarked how the diva’s old tale was isn't of much notice. He further added his desire to shut off many other mics, hinting at the nepotistic kids who are undeserving. He said:

“Fir toh theek hai. Fir toh kaash zindagi mein bhi hum bahut saare mics off kar pate."


However, Janhvi Kapoor seemed to be quite shocked by Rajkummar Rao’s reply and ended up interpreting if the latter tried to taunt her in any way. She reacted:

“Is that a taunt to me?”


Janhvi once revealed how her mom, Sridevi warned her beforehand about being compared with the latter

Earlier, in a comparison with Elle, Janhvi Kapoor had revealed how her mother and late actress, Sridevi had warned her ahead of time about the inevitable comparisons that would be made between the two of them. Janhvi even recalled how Sridevi simply considered such comparisons unnecessary and unfair, and instead advised her daughter to work hard in her craft.

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When Janhvi revealed if she felt pressurised to carry forward her mother's legacy

Previously, while attending the AajTak Agenda event, Janhvi Kapoor opened up about the pressures she dealt in terms of carrying forward the legacy of her mother and late actress, Sridevi. In her words:

“I don’t think anybody can do what she did, anybody is as versatile as she is. The level at which she would operate I don’t think anybody can cope with that leave me alone! But in today’s generation, the actresses get compared to her dance moves, every step, every performance. My sister and I would initially stress a lot and get very nervous, overburdened with the baggage. But then I began to understand that I’m being compared to Mumma so that’s the standard!”


What do you think about Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao’s interaction?

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