Janhvi Kapoor wishes to re-create magic of legends like Waheeda Rehman on celluloid

Janhvi Kapoor has been making headlines since the time she had signed her debut film Dhadak. She is the daughter of the iconic actress Sridevi, who passed away earlier this year, leaving a void in the Indian film industry. Janhvi bravely handled the situation and had resumed the shoot within a few days of her mother’s demise.

Currently, the team is gearing up for Dhadak’s release and promotions for the same are in full swing. Recently, in a media interview, the young actress expressed her desire to recreate some of the legends of the Indian film industry. She said, “I have watched Madhubalaji in films like Mughal-e-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Mr & Mrs 55.

I have seen the beautiful Waheedaji in Guide, Pyaasa, Meena Kumariji in Pakeezah, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. Watching them, I get fascinated and mesmerised. I so wish to (re)create the magic of these legends on-screen. Every time I watch these films, I get motivated and tell myself, ‘Mujhe yeh Karna hai’…this magic, this performance.”

Janhvi has been getting a lot of attention from the media as well as the audience, owing to her debut film. She said that she can already feel the pressure of being a celebrity, but she is wading through it. The 21-year-old is managing all this in a very mature way.

Speaking about it, she said, “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, people are talking about me, my pictures are out there, I am talking so much about myself… 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. Otherwise, that will be wrong. I am trying hard to earn the right to grab the spotlight, I am trying to be a deserving person to talk about.”

Dhadak is a remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat and is directed by Badrinath Ki Dulhaniyaa fame Shashank Khaitan. The film is produced under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Janhvi is paired alongside Ishaan Khatter, who happens to be the brother of Shahid Kapoor.

The film releases on 20th July.

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