Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter are currently on a city tour across India for their film Dhadak. Janhvi and Ishaan promoted the film at an event in Ahmedabad. Janhvi Kapoor looked pretty in her orange dress and Ishaan opted for a casual look in striped shirt and pants. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
Gearing up for her debut in Dhadak, Janhvi Kapoor said in a recent interview that she does not feel the weight of expectations as Sridevi's daughter and hopes to earn the same amount of love from the audience like the veteran actor received. Her foray in films comes a few months after Sridevi's death this February.
Pictured: Janhvi and Ishaan arrive for the event
Janhvi Kapoor said is aware of the late actor's legacy and wishes to honour it. "I'm aware of it (the legacy) but I don't think there's a fear. I feel like mom has earned and got so much love, gratitude and adulation from people. There's a lot of gratitude I feel towards that, which even she felt. I want to make them happy. I want to earn the same kind of love. "I know I've to work for it, I want to. I feel there's a responsibility towards them (audience). I want to make them happy. They've given my mom so much, my mom has given them so much, I want to earn it. I will, hopefully."
Pictured: Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi pose for the photographers
Janhvi Kapoor further added, "She supported me a lot but I think both of us were clear that she wanted this to be my own journey. I remember reading lines with her around. But she never said 'Do it like this or that'. She would always say, 'I want you to find this on your own, do it on your own'," Jahnvi says. "I had even told her that I don't want her to come on sets, ever. That 'I don't want you to see what I am doing till I'm fully done with it, I don't want you to tell me how I should do it and let me do this on my own'."
Though a remake of the Marathi hit Sairat (2016), Ishaan Khatter believes that director Shashank Khaitan has created a different universe. "We watched Sairat only to understand the essence of the story, but eventually created our own characters. Madhukar [his character] is naive, and mans up in the course of the film. I didn't want to make him a typical hero. So during our recce in Udaipur, I imbibed the energy of the place. I needed to wear my hair a certain way, and also got my ears pierced," said Khatter in an interview while promoting the movie
Well aware how a misstep can affect his career, Ishaan Khatter is glad to have the sound guidance of brother Shahid Kapoor. "He is the one man I look up to, he is my influence. So far, my films have chosen me. But hereon, I will show the scripts to him and have a discussion with him before I take a decision. He always wants to have a discussion before I sign a film; he wants to know everything - from who is making it, to who is my co-star," Ishaan said in the interview.
Pictured: Ishaan and Janhvi Kapoor at the promotional event in Ahmedabad
Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter promote their film Dhadak in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. We have pictures