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Mainstream Bollywood has largely glorified class divide, says Janhvi Kapoor

Mainstream Bollywood has largely glorified class divide, says Janhvi Kapoor

She is set to make her debut with Dhadak, the Hindi adaptation of critically-acclaimed Marathi film Sairat that explored the themes of caste divide and honor killing, and Janhvi Kapoor says the movie is a cut above mainstream Bollywood which has mostly ‘glorified’ the conflict. Janhvi, daughter of late actor Sridevi, says the Shashank Khaitan-directed film, in which she plays a girl belonging to the erstwhile royal family based in Udaipur, is set against the backdrop of the class divide.

Janhvi, 21, says “Dhadak” is not a typical Bollywood saga that whitewashes the “harsh reality” that is still relevant. “… I feel up until this point, a lot of films in mainstream Bollywood have glorified that divide. Because it creates a sort of conflict – that ‘I can’t live without the love of my life’. I feel they have glorified that divide a little bit. But I think, it should be condemned and with ‘Dhadak’, we have set out to condemn it. That it’s a harsh reality. ‘Dhadak’ is not a Bollywood saga that ends with either the parents agreeing or typical, magnificent ending. It’s an ugly truth,” she told PTI in an interview.

Mainstream Bollywood has largely glorified class divide, says Janhvi Kapoor

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