Did You Know: Sridevi Asked Janhvi Kapoor To Reconsider Her Decision Of Being An Actor

Shravan Shah , 07 Jul 2018
Janhvi Kapoor For Vogue India June 2018 Issue | Photo Credit: Prasad Naik
Janhvi Kapoor For Vogue India June 2018 Issue | Photo Credit: Prasad Naik

Janhvi Kapoor is gearing up for the release of her debut film Dhadak. The film which is directed by Shashank Khaitan also marks Ishaan Khatter’s debut in Bollywood and the trailer of the film has already received a positive response from the masses. While we wait for the film to hit the screens on 20th of this month, Janhvi in a recent interview with DNA revealed that her mother Sridevi had told her to reconsider her decision when she told her that she aspired to be an actress.

Janhvi said,

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.

Janhvi further revealed that after being in a protective environment, acting gave her freedom.

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.

We can’t wait to see Janhvi on the 70mm. We are super excited about this one!

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