Even before making her debut in Bollywood, Janhvi Kapoor has featured on the cover of coveted Vogue magazine. She spoke to her Dhadak producer Karan Johar in an interview, during which she spoke at volumes about her late mother and veteran actress Sridevi. Janhvi’s mother passed away months before her debut film Dhadak was due to release on silverscreen. However, the doting mother did spare few advices to her daughter who was gearing up for her debut film.
In a candid conversation with KJo, Janhvi Kapoor bares it all on her relationship with mother Sridevi Boney Kapoor. She revealed, the night before Sridevi left for Dubai, Janhvi Kapoor was not able to sleep.
"The day before she left for the wedding (Mohit Marwah's wedding in UAE), I had to shoot, but I couldn't sleep, so I was like, 'I need you to come and put me to sleep.' But she was packing, so by the time she came to me I was half asleep. But I could feel her patting my head."
Janhvi Kapoor skipped her cousin Mohit Marwah’s wedding February as she was shooting for Dhadak.
She also revealed an interesting detail of her personal life about how her younger sister Khushi ‘is taking care of her’ instead of other way around. She said, “Khushi is very maternal with me. I am a full baby. She takes care of me. Now she comes and puts me to sleep sometimes.”
Last year during a media interaction, Sridevi also revealed that Khushi can take of herself, it’s Janhvi who needs her attention.
Talking about how her mother reacted on watching 25 minutes of Dhadak, Janhvi Kapoor said, “She was very technical about it. The first thing she told me was the things I needed to improve -- she felt the mascara was smudged and it really bothered her.
"The second half has to be different, she told me... 'You can't wear anything on your face.' That's all she told me, but she was happy."
Speaking about all the media attention she gets, Janhvi said she doesn’t know how to react.
"It's flattering that anyone would care what I look like after the gym. I feel like I haven't done anything to earn that attention, so I don't know how to react. Should I smile and wave because they've been waiting and it's courteous? Or should I hide because I'm sweaty?" Janhvi asked.
While Sridevi -- who died in Dubai in February -- always looked perfect, Karan said Janhvi and Khushi have emerged as "teen fashionistas" who are "unknowingly setting trends".
Jahnvi said that other than films, fashion is something that they bond over.
"We love clothes and are roughly the same size. We enjoy dressing up. Papa would call us 'three women on a mission' when we shopped. He has always been very much into our look -- he would approve them or make us change.
"And all of those photos of mom and me before events? He clicked them," she said.
Janhvi, who will make her Hindi film debut with Ishaan Khatter in "Dhadak", was also asked to name a contemporary lead actor that she finds attractive on screen.
She named Rajkummar Rao, Dhanush and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
"They're so good! I'm attracted to someone who can immerse me, and all these actors are so expressive."
So amazing bodies don't do it for her, but their body of work?
"Definitely. I'm not sure if I should say this, but after watching 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', I really wanted Rajkummar Rao to notice me, so I commented on all his photos. He's the only person I've asked for a photo with."
Which actress does she admire most?
"Alia (Bhatt)... She is in top form."
(With Inputs from IANS)