Janhvi Kapoor Opens Up On Inheriting Movie Love From Sridevi And Life After Her
While the nation is still reeling under the shock of Sridevi’s sudden demise, the past few months have been life-altering for debutant Janhvi Kapoor. As she turned cover girl for Vogue India’s June issue, she knew that her mother is looking out for her, in spirit. Considering Karan Johar is launching her in Bollywood with Dhadak later this year, it was only fitting that the mentor also take on a new role for his protégé — that of an interviewer.”
Karan Johar says, “As I interview her for her first-ever cover, I realise she’s a pro, handling herself with a maturity that belies her age. It’s both, heart-breaking and endearing that she talks about her mother constantly. Kapoor is not what you expect. And this is just the beginning of her story.
Hoping to follow in her mother’s footsteps since childhood, Janhvi Kapoor reveals that her bedtime stories, too, would revolve around films — she happily swapped fairy tales for stories about Sridevi’s “whacked-out experiences” in the industry. “In the ’80s and ’90s, actors would do multiple shifts working simultaneously on different films. So, mum was doing three movies with the same director, who was also the actor. They were in Ooty and he decided to shoot songs for all the three films together. He’d shoot a sequence, then cut and walk to the next location, and the entire cast and crew would follow him. At one point, he completed a shot, started walking and, next thing you know, he’s behind a tree taking a piss — with the entire cast and crew behind him, watching. So he went to take a piss, and everyone assumed they were going to the next location! Mum was part of all three films. She would figure out which movie they were shooting for, by his wigs, which would change for each role,” she laughs.