Janhvi Kapoor, then 20, was spotted wearing her precious smile as she stood by her mother and veteran actress Sridevi's side, sharing the spotlight. The young girl had just embarked on her professional journey with Dhadak and Sridevi was over the moon with the news of her little one's Bollywood debut. Little did Janhvi know that she wouldn't have her mumma's support and presence when her first film releases. Sridevi, 54, died of accidental drowning in Dubai on the night of February 24, 2018.
However, a brave Janhvi, who had never faced the world on her own until Sridevi's sudden demise, decided to appear confident and prove herself. She turned it into a drive to make her parents as proud of her as she is of them. Returning to the sets of Dhadak, Janhvi resume shooting. Of course it wasn't easy, none of these will be, and while Janhvi may not be able to put it into words, her co-star Ishaan Khatter in a recent interview reveals what it was like to shoot with the newbie.
"I won’t say much because it’s a little difficult but it wasn’t difficult at all because she was very professional and she has shown great strength and she was able to come on sets."
Bankrolled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Dhadak is the official Hindi remake of Marathi superhit Sairat and will release on July 20, 2018. It has been directed by Shashank Khaitan of Badrinath ki Dulhani fame.
Desk: Aayushi Sharma