Bollywood connection since childhood! Sridevi reportedly named daughter Janhvi Kapoor after Urmila Matondkar's character in 'Judaai'


Sridevi is regarded as the eternal queen of Bollywood, all thanks to the blockbuster films she delivered in her illustrious 50 years of being an actress. One of the gems from her repertoire is 1997 released Judaai. Produced by her husband Boney Kapoor, the film also starred Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar in the lead. Judaai, not just went on to become a commercial hit but won several accolades too. 

Not known to many, Sridevi embraced motherhood with the birth of her first daughter the same year as Judaai was released. Reportedly, as an ode to the to the film's successful run, Sridevi decided to name her daughter Janhvi after Urmila's character (of the same name from the film.) The Raj Kanwar directorial released on February 28, 1997 while Janhvi was born on March 6,1997! 


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Interestingly, Boney produced a film after his younger daughter Khushi Kapoor's name featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Fardeen Khan. Khushi was born on November 5, 2000, while the film was released on February 7, 2003.

Living up to the Bollywood connection to her name since birth, Janhvi followed her mother's footsteps into films with Dhadak in 2018. Her second theatrical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was scheduled to release on April 24, 2020 but got pushed ahead indefinitely due to Coronavirus lockdown. was the first to inform its readers that the makers of the biopic are planning to get it an OTT opening. An official announcement on the same is awaited. Apart from this Sharan Sharma directorial debut, Janhvi has Roohi Afzana and Takht in the pipeline.

Khushi, on the other hand, is studying films in New York, and is currently in Mumbai with Janhvi and father Boney amid lockdown crisis.

(Source: Filmfare)