The first jolt that strikes you about charismatic mega star-in-the-making , Janhvi Kapoor, is that despite her aristocratic upbringing she seems to be firmly grounded with no filmy airs. The sparkling, quirky inherited sense of humour that she resorts to, puts everyone around at ease.
Being iconic Sridevi’s daughter, acting obviously jogs in her genes. “Although I am quite nervous, as the countdown begins, for the release of my debut movie ‘Dhadak’ it does not show on my face. Which means I am a good actor,” she quips amidst giggles.
Rational that she is, Janhvi, admits that, “Am well aware that the overwhelming attention that I am getting is mainly because of my mom, my dad Boney Kapoor and now because of my movie. Honestly, as of now I have not done anything to deserve the media glare. Once my movie releases and my performance is highly appreciated, only then will I feel I have earned a little bit of that glory,” she smiles as she playfully tugs her romantic co-star hero Ishaan Khatter into the room.
As is common knowledge, ‘Dhadak’, produced by Karan Johar is a smart adaptation of the Marathi blockbuster ‘Sairaat’. “Except for a couple of reprised song-tunes, the treatment of our Rajasthani characters and the local milieu is refreshingly different and director Shashank Khaitan has taken meticulous pains to ensure that,” insists the jovial Janhvi, who fondly recalled the first time she shared her acting desire with her mother Sridevi. “There were those mild protest sounds of ‘aiyyo’. But she knew all along that ‘filmy keeda hai yeh bechari mein”.
When I dropped in on the sets of her recent movies like ‘English Vinglish’, I observed the special histrionic ability she had, to switch on and off as a spontaneous actress. Today we are all missing her. But she (Sridevi) will be always be there for me as a guiding star,” she signs off.