Mumbai: With the release of her debut film Dhadak scheduled on July 20, all eyes are on Janhvi Kapoor.
The young actor wishes to bring back the magic of magnetic talents like Madhubala, Meena Kumari and Waheeda Rehman on the silver screen. Having watched the works of these iconic actors, Janhvi told IANS, “I get fascinated and mesmerised every time I watch these films, I get motivated and tell myself, ‘Mujhe yeh karna hai (I want to do this)’… This magic, this performance.”
Janhvi is all set for her much-anticipated debut in a Karan Johar production which is a remake of Marathi cinema’s highly acclaimed Sairat. She can already feel the pressures that comes along with celebrity status. But she is wading through it.
“I am trying to preserve a sense of my identity in all that because it is very easy to lose my head in this madness. I am getting so much attention… I am reading about myself every day. It is easy for me to think that I am the most important person in the world. But then I am not letting that happen. I know it is happening all for the film and if I want people to talk about me, I have to deliver hit films… I am trying hard to earn the right to grab the spotlight, I am trying to be a deserving person to talk about,” she said in her interview with IANS.
Janhvi, daughter of Sridevi, says even though she has never tried hard to adopt her mother’s style, there may be certain things she has inherited genetically, “There was that one montage shot where I am drinking milk in a scene. For a fraction of second, I thought that was mumma… I was like ‘Oh God, wasn’t it her? Actually, in that shot, I saw my side profile.”
Jhanvi said: “I have one such image of mumma where she used to have juice in the early morning. So the moment I woke up and looked out for her around me, I would see her drinking juice from a side. So yes, that was one moment.”
Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan and set in Rajasthan, explores caste issues and honour killings.