Janhvi Kapoor opens up about mom Sridevi


Janhvi Kapoor is gearing up for the release of her debut film, Dhadak, and she hopes the audience will give her the same amount of love they gave to her mother Sridevi, who passed away in February.

Janhvi, however, said she does not feel the pressure that comes from being the daughter of a legendary actress.

“I’m aware of it (the legacy) but I don’t think there’s a fear,” Janhvi told news agency Press Trust of India. “I feel like mom has earned and got so much love, gratitude and adulation from people. There’s a lot of gratitude I feel towards that, which even she felt. I want to make them happy. I want to earn the same kind of love. ”

Janhvi said she understands the responsibility an actor has towards the audience and she is ready to work hard to earn it.

Sridevi passed away while Janhvi was filming Dhadak, however, she did not let the tragedy pull her down. Janhvi resumed shooting for the film just 13 days after the tragedy.

Praising the way Janhvi handled herself during this tough time, Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan told PTI, “It was very important not just for me but for my entire team to isolate what had happened as a personal tragedy and get back to filmmaking in a professional way. Everything I felt at that point was dealt on a personal level. Credit to Janhvi and her family on how they dealt with it.”

Dhadak is the Hindi adaptation of Sairat, a Marathi blockbuster, and it also stars Ishaan Khatter.

Janhvi added that coming from a film family has helped her understand the workings of the industry. “It has helped me in a way that I understand mom’s creative space, how to read situations in movies, what she considered good acting or bad acting.  Dad (Boney Kapoor) is a producer so I know what it’s like for producers to deal with actors, be professional and respectful… Everything else that goes into filmmaking. It’s made me more aware.”