After watching bits of her daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s yet-to-release Bollywood debut Dhadak, Sridevi was happy but gave her daughter some make-up advice.
Janhvi recalled this in an interview with filmmaker Karan Johar for Vogue India’s June issue when the latter asked what the late actress had to say when she saw 25 minutes of the film footage.
“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,” Janhvi remarked.
A star is born! Presenting Janhvi Kapoor (@janhvikapoor), making her big debut on the cover of our #June 2018 issue. Photographed by: Prasad Naik (@prasadnaaik). Styled by: Priyanka Kapadia (@priyanka86). Hair by: Yianni Tsapatori (@yiannitsapatori). Make-up by: Subhash Vagal (@subbu28). Production: Imran Khatri Productions (@ikp.insta). Location courtesy: InterContinental Hotel, Mumbai
Janhvi is the elder daughter of the late Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor. Janhvi along with her sister Khushi Kapoor are among the most photographed of the celebrity kids.
On this Janhvi commented, “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?”
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 into our look; he would either approve them or make us change. And all of those photos of mom and me before events? He clicked them.”
Janhvi, who will make her Bollywood film debut with Shahid Kapoor’s brother, 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 it is the body of work of actors that impresses her? “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.”
Out of the actresses, Janhvi said that she admires Alia Bhatt the most.