Janhvi Kapoor Talks About Being Pitted Against Sara Ali Khan

Janhvi Kapoor Talks About Being Pitted Against Sara Ali Khan

Priyanka Parmar

Janhvi Kapoor who recently made her debut with Shashank Khaitan‘s Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter has been at the receiving end of praises from B-Town folks. Only one film old, Janhvi has already been on the cover of Vogue and walked the ramp at the recent Lakme Fashion Week. The starlet has already signed her second film which is also under Karan Johar‘s production house titled, Takht. The other young actresses who will also be seen making their entry in Bollywood under Karan’s banner are Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. While Ananya and Tara will make their debut with Student Of The Year 2, Sara will do so with Simmba opposite the powerhouse of talent, Ranveer Singh. During an interview with DNA, Janhvi was asked about competition with her contemporaries.

Here’s what she said:

I don’t know why everyone is pitting us against each other. I guess people enjoy doing that. Competition is a bad thing if you make it sound that way.

She also addressed the sexist tone of the question asked so often and said:

It’s also odd because I think you only pit women against each other. Why is no one asking Ishaan the same question — if he’s feeling the sting of competition, too! People love pitting women against each other. But in reality, we can be happy and celebrate each other’s success. It’s easy to co-exist, if you are doing a good job.

Talking about her contemporaries she said:

As an audience member, I’m excited to see Sara, Ananya and Tara. I haven’t interacted with Tara, but I have spoken to Sara and Ananya and they’re so full of life.

The actress was all praises for them:

They are amazing people and I’m excited to see them on screen because I’m sure they will be magic. It’s good to see so much new talent coming into the industry. Both Sara and Ananya spoke to me once the promos of Dhadak were out. They are sweet.

Actresses are often pitted against each other for no apparent reason whatsoever and it’s time we get over it, no?