“Janhvi Kapoor’s much-awaited debut film ‘Dhadak’ has hit the theatres. Since Janhvi Kapoor is the daughter of India’s most loved actress Sri Devi, who unfortunately left the world a few months ago, fans have set the bar of expectations very high for Janhvi Kapoor. Interestingly, Karan Johar, co-producer of the film has been trolled big time by the audience for ripping-off the regional cinema and remaking Marathi film ‘Sairat’ into ‘Dhadak’.
Even the song ‘Zingaat’ from ‘Dhadak’ was not taken well by the audience as they thought the original one from ‘Sairat’ was ruined. However, at the same time, these things have not made people any less interested in knowing about the inside details of the film and Janhvi Kapoor.
Since a few weeks from the release, she, along with co-star Ishan Khatter has been traveling all across the country promoting their film and giving interviews to make sure that it does well at the box office. In one of her recent interviews, Janhvi Kapoor has made a major revelation about the story of ‘Dhadak’.
By now, we all know that ‘Dhadak’ is based on the subject of ‘class divide’ and ‘honor killing’. However, the film is a cut above the usual Bollywood drama which has on most occasions “glorified” the issue, says Janhvi Kapoor.
The Indian Express quotes Janhvi Kapoor making more significant revelations about the film. She says that Dhadak is not a typical Bollywood saga that whitewashes the “harsh reality” that is still relevant. She further says:
“I feel up until this point, a lot of films in mainstream Bollywood have glorified that divide. Because it creates a sort of conflict – that ‘I can’t live without the love of my life’. I feel they have glorified that divide a little bit. But I think, it should be condemned and with Dhadak, we have set out to condemn it. That it’s a harsh reality. Dhadak is not a Bollywood saga that ends with either the parents agreeing or typical, magnificent ending. It’s an ugly truth.”
Janhvi Kapoor says that monetary value is often brought into the dynamics of love and emotion for some reason or the other but she finds it very strange. She also made a mention of a discussion about the issue with her director Shashank Khaitan.
According to Janhvi Kapoor, the issue that ‘Dhadak’ is about is a ‘pressing’ one to deal with. She said:
“I remember Shashank and I talking about how classism is prevalent not only in the lesser-educated sections of the society but also in the well-educated strata.”
Talking about her comparison with Archie, the female lead of ‘Sairat’, a confident Janhvi Kapoor said:
“Archie’s character was so inspiring to a lot of young girls. She didn’t have to be saved. I’m fortunate to play Parthavi. She’s also assertive like Archie, but a lot of that comes with her sense of pride and responsibility that she belongs to an effluent royal family.”
Janhvi Kapoor’s co-star Ishaan Khatter is relatively more experienced as he has already made his debut in Bollywood earlier this year with Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’. Talking about him, the debutant says:
“I feel one film is worth a number of experiences, not only as an artist but also as an individual that helps you channel a plethora of emotions. It’s only going to be good for me and the film. I know Ishaan has helped me react well on screen but he never tried to impose. I learned a lot from him.”