The next gen star Janhvi Kapoor, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter, is often compared to her mother and veteran actor Sridevi. After working with Sridevi and choreographing Janhvi in her debut film, Farah Khan has said that it is absolutely unfair to compare the mother-daughter duo, as every actor is different and bring something unique to the table. “Janhvi is absolutely lovely and she is a very good dancer. She picks up really fast and to compare her to her mother is the most unfair thing. I think because Sri by her age was already a veteran and this is Janhvi’s first film.
She further added, ”I love Sri. When I started my career, she really pushed me and I used to do all her shows. But everybody is (a different) individual.” Talking about her experience of recreating the super-hit Marathi track ‘Zingaat’ for Dhadak, Farah said, “What happened was when they asked me to do it (recreate the song) for the Hindi version, I was given two briefs. The director (Shashank Khaitan) wanted it like it was done in the earlier movie, very casual, very organic and Karan wanted it to be a big song.”
When Sridevi had been earlier asked to talk about Janhvi’s Bollywood debut and the constant comparisons her daughter has to face, she said, “We can’t run away from that. She has to face the pressure. When she has decided to enter Bollywood, she has to go through all this. She’s prepared for all that, and I am also preparing myself for it. Sometimes, it scares me. So many thoughts come and you feel why is she doing this? But then, if you feel that is her aim and happiness, as a mother, I will support her like my mom supported me. We weren’t from a film background but it happened and she stood by me, fought for me and made sure I am happy. That’s how I would also like to be with Janhvi.” Bollywood’s first female superstar Sridevi left for the heavenly abode in Dubai on February 24 due to accidental drowning. Jahnvi Kapoor starrer Dhadak will hit the screens on July 6th, 2018.