It has only been a few months since the legendary Bollywood beauty passed away. And although her presence is greatly missed, her daughter, Janhvi Kapoor is ready to make waves around the globe.
Janhvi Kapoor, a newcomer to the Bollywood film industry is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak along with Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter. While people across the globe are waiting to make for Janhvi to make her first Bollywood debut, the Indian beauty recently revealed that Sridevi initially did not want her to pursue acting as a career.
“When I was a kid, I used to make up stories in my head and play characters. I loved entertaining people. I remember, in school, I would be animated and crack jokes. Also, movies have had a huge influence on my life. I’ve always been passionate about cinema. However, I wanted to explore other avenues like writing and study history. I thought I’d do all these courses, but when I started with an acting course, I realised this was my calling,” Janhvi Kapoor told an Indian publication.
However, her mother wanted her to reconsider her decision. “I told my mom and she said, ‘Please reconsider your decision’. She always felt that I am too naive. Mom and dad (filmmaker Boney Kapoor) are very protective of me. They didn’t think I was equipped to deal with the non-creative aspect of filmmaking. Mom wasn’t too happy. She felt she had worked so hard to give her children an easy life. But I didn’t want that, I wanted a fulfilling one,” Janhvi continued.
While Janhvi Kapoor’s sister Khushi Kapoor got involved with the industry at an early age of 17, Sridevi actually didn’t want her eldest daughter to become an actor.
“She was more relaxed about Khushi getting into films. She thought I was naïve, that I wasn’t thick-skinned enough.” Janhvi said.
“She wanted us to live a more relaxed life. She loved what she did but you know, it was intense.” she continued.
“I aspired to have that creative expression, that experience in real life with the struggles. I am very thankful for everything I have, but I am hungry to experience more than whatever has been given to me,” she concluded.
However, Sridevi did allowed Janhvi to follow her dream after a while, and managed to see 25 minutes of the Dhadak footage before she died in February.
Janhvi Kapoor will be seen for the first time on screen in Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan. The film will release on the 20th of July worldwide.
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