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Janhvi Kapoor is one of the most beautiful young actresses in Bollywood. She is the daughter of Boney Kapoor and late actress, Sridevi. The diva is soon to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak which also stars Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishan Khattar.
Recently Janhvi told a leading news agency that looking at a montage from the film, for a split second, she thought it was her late mother Sridevi and not her onscreen. “I am my mumma’s daughter, so I look like her; but I know I am different. There was that one montage shot where I am drinking milk in a scene. For a fraction of second, I thought that was mumma… I was like ‘Oh God, wasn’t it her? Actually, in that shot, I saw my side profile.” Janhvi Kapoor explained that it was because of a moment which happened in the Kapoor household regularly. “I have one such image of mumma where she used to have juice in the early morning. So the moment I woke up and looked out for her around me, I would see her drinking juice from a side. So yes, that was one moment.”
Janhvi Kapoor is the elder of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s two daughters and she was a bona fide celebrity even before her debut film was announced. But Janhvi Kapoor says she wants to deserve this.
“I am trying to preserve a sense of my identity in all that because it is very easy to lose my head in this madness. I am getting so much attention, people are talking about me, my pictures are out there, I am talking so much about myself… I am reading about myself every day. It is easy for me to think that I am the most important person in the world,” she said. “But then I am not letting that happen. I know it is happening all for the film and if I want people to talk about me, I have to deliver hit films. Otherwise, that will be wrong. I am trying hard to earn the right to grab the spotlight, I am trying to be a deserving person to talk about,” she added.
Speaking to IANS, Janhvi Kapoor also listed her role models and the famous actress she wants to shadow onscreen. “I have watched Madhubalaji in films like Mughal-e-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Mr & Mrs 55. I have seen the beautiful Waheeda ji in Guide, Pyaasa, Meena Kumari ji in Pakeezah, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Watching them, I get fascinated and mesmerised. I so wish to (re)create the magic of these legends on-screen.”
“Every time I watch these films, I get motivated and tell myself, ‘Mujhe yeh karna hai (I want to do this)’… This magic, this performance,” she told the leading daily.
Her debut film Dhadak opens in theatres on July 20.