Janhvi Kapoor has carved a niche for herself in the Hindi film industry with sheer hard work and talent. However, things weren’t easy for her and she had to battle for her career following the demise of her mom Sridevi.
During a recent interview, Janhvi revealed that she was embroiled in a skirmish with the thoughts of quitting her acting career to support her sister Khushi Kapoor, who is all set to make her acting debut with Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies, alongside Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda.
She got candid about feeling ‘maternal’ towards younger sister Khushi Kapoor and that her behaviour is actually mirroring that of their mother, the late actor Sridevi.
“Nowadays I’m feeling very maternal towards her (Khushi), as the days go by I find myself thinking things and saying things to her that my mom (Sridevi) used to say to me,” Janhvi told Mashable in an interview.
Janhvi also revealed that she feels that she’s not doing enough for her sister and she questions herself and even plans on giving up acting to support Khushi.
The Dhadak actress even recalled the first day of Khushi’s shoot and revealed that she had to leave before she could take her first shot. She also maintained that she couldn’t even be there for her on her first day.
She said, “I was there for Khushi’s first day of shoot, but I had to leave before she could take her first shot. I was there for her hair and makeup. I had to leave because I had to reach Lucknow to shoot Bawaal and I have cried and cried and cried. I was like, ‘kaisi behen hu mein‘ (what kind of a sister am I) what does this mean?” I wasn’t able to be there for her on her first day… I was in the worst mood and I was like, ‘main acting chhod rahi hu‘ (I’m quitting acting) I have to be there for my sister, I need to make sure everything is good.'”
The 25-year-old actress that she looked up to her mother, who at the peak of her career, gave up her career to bring up her and Khushi. She also revealed that Sridevi often cried and called them up because she was missing them. She recalled an incident from English Vinglish and shared that Sridevi missed Khushi’s birthday and she called us.
“I remember she was shooting English Vinglish, and she missed Khushi’s birthday and she called us. She was howling, saying, ‘I don’t want to act again, I just want to be there for my kids.’ And I told her, ‘Mom, it’s fine, you’ve always been there, we’ll be together soon’. I never understood that feeling, but now I do,” Janhvi Kapoor shared while speaking to Mashable.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Janhvi is currently wrapping up promotions for Mili, and will start promoting Mr and Mrs Mahi with Rajkummar Rao, and then Bawaal with Varun Dhawan.
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