Janhvi Kapoor reflected the excitement and nervousness of a Bollywood debutante at the trailer launch of her maiden movie Dhadak, but she was emotional as she missed her mother, the late Sridevi's presence at this most special occasion of her life.
"I definitely miss her today. The biggest and most helpful tip she has given me is to work hard and to feel every emotion," Janhvi said.
The 21-year-old was accompanied by her father, producer Boney Kapoor, who has been her constant support after the sudden demise of Sridevi earlier this year in Dubai. Later her sister Khushi Kapoor also joined to support her sister.
While Janhvi's sister Khushi Kapoor broke down at the trailer launch, Janhvi revealed that her father was her source of love and encouragement throughout. "Papa did not give me any acting tips, but love, encouragement and a lot of support. So I think that is more than enough," she said.
Before the trailer launch, her stepbrother Arjun Kapoor -- Boney's son with the late Mona Kapoor -- also shared words of encouragement for Janhvi.
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Tomorrow you will be part of the audience forever @janhvikapoor cause your trailer comes out... Firstly, sorry I’m not there in mumbai but I’m by your side, don’t worry. I just wanted you to know this profession is amazing if you work hard, be honest, learn to take the accolades with the brickbats, respect opinions, yet follow ur own path & instinct. It’s not gonna be easy but I know your are ready for all the madness that will ensue. All the best for #dhadak! I’m certain my friends @shashankkhaitan & @karanjohar have presented you & @ishaan95 as the modern Romeo & Juliet with elan !!!
The trailer launch of "Dhadak" was attended by the film's producer Karan Johar, director Shashank Khaitan and lead actor Ishaan Khatter, who too is making his Bollywood debut with the project.
Janhvi said the first day shoot of the film was a lot of fun.
"We were not that nervous because Shashank had already created a very comfortable family environment. We had done a lot of reading and rehearsals before the shot, so things were easy and fun," she said.
"Dhadak" will mark the Bollywood debut of Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter. The movie will hit the screens on July 20.
(With IANS inputs)