Janhvi Kapoor, in a recent interview, has opened up about her late mother and veteran actress Sridevi, who died in 2018. She talked about the advice she gave to her while stepping into Bollywood. Janhvi revealed that her mom told her to not get into acting because she feared that people will compare her 300 films with her first movie. The late actress was also worried about Janhvi getting carried away in the showbiz world because she felt her daughter is "so naïve and soft-hearted."
Speaking with Etimes TV, the Dhadak actress was asked about her views on Sridevi's reaction when she informed her that she wants to pursue her career in acting. Janhvi was quoted saying, “Mom said, don’t get into it. I have worked my whole life so that I could give my kids a comfortable life and this life is not comfortable, so why do you want to put yourself through it?” And I said, “I love movies. I can’t live without being an actor.” Then she said, “If you love it that much then it’s okay.” But she also kept saying, “You’re too naïve and soft-hearted. You get carried away. You get hurt too much. You have to be tough in a different way to survive here and I don’t want you to become like that. I don’t want to deal with all of that”. She was protective of me and she said, “People will compare my 300 films with your first film. How will you deal with that?” I knew that it would be very tough but I knew that if I don’t act then I would be sad my entire life.”
Janhvi also spoke about missing her late mom the most and stated that it was Sridevi who used to wake her up every day in the morning. She would not step out of her bed without seeing her face and that she wouldn’t sleep without saying good night to her mother. ALSO READ: Sridevi Birth Anniversary: Janhvi Kapoor Digs Out A Priceless Memory With Her Mom; Says ‘Everything Is For You, Always, Every Day’
On the work front, Janhvi is riding high on the success of her latest release 'Good Luck Jerry' where she played drug dealer. The film was released on 29th July this year on Disney+ Hotstar. She will next be seen in the upcoming film 'Mr. And Mrs. Mahi' with Rajkummar Rao.
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