Janhvi Kapoor’s debut film Dhadak will be releasing the next month. Speaking at the launch of its trailer on Monday, the debutant said that her role in the film is what she had wished for when she saw Marathi blockbuster Sairat.
Dhadak is the adaptation of national award winning director Nagaraj Manjule’s Sairat. While Sairat was set in rural Maharashtra, Dhadak is based in Rajasthan. Janhvi said that she had watched the original film along with her mother, Sridevi.
“I saw Sairat with my mom at home. I remember watching it and telling mom that I wish this was my first film, I wish I could do something like it. Mom and I had this big discussion about how even she wanted a role like this for me,” says elegant Janhvi.
However, the actress also makes conscious efforts to avoid any comparisons with the original film and its lead actress Rinku Rajguru. “My character is different from the original character played by Rinku. What Rinku has done in Sairat, nobody can do that. I have tried my best to be honest towards my craft,” she says.
The Dhadak girl also got emotional talking about her mother, who passed away in February this year. When asked her if she received any tips and advice from her mother, an emotional Janhvi said, “The biggest and most helpful tip that she has given me is to work hard and feel every emotion. I miss my mom.”
Her co-actor Ishaan Khattar further reveals, “It was a lively atmosphere on sets and we didn’t feel any pressure thanks to Shashank Khaitan (director of Dhadak) who made us feel comfortable.” While Dhadak will mark Janhvi’s foray into Bollywood, Ishaan has made his acting debut with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s “Beyond The Clouds”.