Janhvi Kapoor nips the nepotism debate in the bud says Karan Johar made her audition for her role in Dhadak
The internet has been going crazy over Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, since way before her first movie was even announced. With her first movie, Dhadak, coming out on July 20, love and support from across the nation is pouring in. And with that, the infamous nepotism debate has sparked again. You see, the movie has been backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production, the institution that is famous for launching star kids. Absolutely nothing wrong with launching people with a connection…but hold on.
Janhvi was the cover girl for the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine in India. In her interview, she made a comment about how she landed the role in Dhadak after an audition. “I actually did audition. Karan (Johar) came home and made me do a few readings of different scenes and eventually that evolved into getting a part in this film,” she said. Inspiring! But gurl, when Karan Johar – the biggest filmmaker in India – comes to YOUR place to make you read lines, it is anything but an audition. That’s all.
At the trailer launch of Dhadak, Karan had himself addressed the nepotism debate. “These days people focus more on names rather than the talent, but they tend to forget that one puts a lot of hard work, heart, dedication, discipline and mental preparation to face the camera, the audience and the media… It is not easy, really. It is difficult,” he had said.