Janhvi Kapoor was spotted with co-star Ishaan Khatter at a popular cafe in Bandra. Late actress Sridevi's daughter is all set to make her debut in Karan Johar's production Dhadak which is a remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat. In her first ever interview, Janhvi Kapoor spoke about growing up with bedtime stories of Sridevi's 'whacked-out experiences' instead of fairy tales, about her upcoming debut and competing with Sara Ali Khan. All pictures/Yogen Shah
As Janhvi Kapoor 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 protege — that of an interviewer
In the interview, Janhvi Kapoor talked 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."
Inevitably, in the interview, Janhvi Kapoor comes to describing life post her mother's untimely demise in February. "The family has come together. It's made us feel safe and secure. Even for papa [Boney Kapoor], it's a source of comfort. It has definitely tied us together. We've lost mum, and I don't think that's a loss any of us will ever get over."
In the same interview talking about other actresses, who are making their debut this year, Janhvi Kapoor said, "I'm so proud of my parents. I need to make them as proud of me. That has always been my motivation. I want mine to be 'the debut'. But it comes from an honest and sincere place. Mum always told me, it's not about the kind of role or movie you do; you need to make an impression — that's an actor's job. She never encouraged emotions like jealousy or frustration. We're capable of being happy for others." Pictured: Janhvi Kapoor all smiles as she poses for the photographers
Ishaan Khatter was also spotted with Janhvi Kapoor at the cafe. Ishaan is the son of actors Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azim. Shahid Kapoor is his brother. Khatter made his Bollywood debut early this year with Majid Majidi's directorial Beyond The Clouds with Malavika Mohanan
Ishaan Khatter said in an interview that it was a "happy fateful coincidence" to get to dance on Prabhudheva's Muqabala song in his debut film Beyond The Clouds. As part of a scene in the Majid Majidi directorial, Ishaan's character Amir is supposed to turn on a song and dance to it. In the sequence, Ishaan is seen freestyling to the original track, but in a shadow
Dressed in a tee and shorts, Ishaan Khatter was seen getting in his car
Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter were spotted at a popular cafe in Bandra, Mumbai. We have pictures