Janhvi Kapoor is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak that also stars Ishaan Khatter in the lead role. The trailer and the songs are creating a right noise for the movie. Fans are eager to watch Sridevi’s daughter onscreen.
In an interview with DNA, Janhvi was asked was she nervous before the trailer launch. On this, she told the daily, “When we were shooting the film, we were removed from all this. Ishaan and I never shot thinking, ‘Iss scene ka kya reception hoga, whether people will like it,’ etc. We were just the characters. I loved it because it was away from all this noise — the good, the bad and everything. When it came to the trailer launch, we were still soaking in the same feeling. Of course, there was so much positive energy that all of us were hoping for the best. It was only when I saw the promo that I realised we were finally letting it out to the world to judge. That’s when I got nervous. So, I was trembling during the trailer launch.”
Having a family background of the film industry, the bussing actress was also inclined towards the craft. When asked was it from her childhood that she had decided to be a part of this world, she said, “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.”
However, her decision to be the part of the film industry wasn’t appreciated by her mom Sridevi as she didn’t want her to go through all the tough times that every actor has to face in their career. “I told my mom and she said, ‘Please reconsider your decision’. She always felt that I am too naive. Mom and dad 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.
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,” said Janhvi.
When asked that was it easy to convience Sridevi? She said, “It didn’t take a lot of convincing because they knew I was serious about it. They just told me that acting doesn’t mean looking pretty and reading the lines. I knew that, so I wanted to do it. I have lived a wonderful life because of what my parents have given me, but at the same time, it’s been relatively sheltered. I’ve been protected all my life and I don’t know if it was because of who my parents were or the kind of people they were. Acting gives me the ability to experience different lives and expose myself to so many feelings. That’s why I wanted to pursue it because this was my one-way ticket to do everything."
Let’s see that Janhvi’s choice of making her career was correct or not as she will make her debut with Dhadak this month.
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Author - Amit Singh