Janhvi Kapoor reflects on becoming more religious after Sridevi’s demise: Started taking refuge

Janhvi Kapoor is actively promoting her upcoming film 'Mr and Mrs Mahi.' In a recent interview with The Lallantop, the actress opened up about how the sudden loss of her mother, legendary actress Sridevi, profoundly changed her perspective on life and spirituality.

Janhvi shared insights into Sridevi's beliefs, stating, “She believed in things like, ‘certain activities should be done on specific dates,’ ‘don’t cut hair on Fridays as it will prevent Goddess Lakshmi from entering the house,’ and ‘avoid wearing black on Fridays.’ I never believed in such superstitions. However, after she passed away, I started believing in them, maybe even too much. I don’t know if I was this religious and spiritually inclined when she was around. [When she was alive] we all followed these practices because Mamma did. But following her demise, the relationship our culture and history have with Hinduism… I think I started taking refuge in our religion a lot more.”

Janhvi also spoke about Sridevi's devotion, mentioning, "She used to invoke his name all the time, ‘Narayan Narayan Narayan.’ She used to visit the temple every year on her birthday when she was working. After her marriage, she stopped going. Following her death, I decided to visit the temple every year on her birthday. The first time I did, I became very emotional, but I also found great mental peace.”

As Sridevi's first child with filmmaker Boney Kapoor, Janhvi has a sister named Khushi Kapoor. Sridevi tragically passed away in 2018 due to an accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel. Janhvi’s debut film, 'Dhadak,' was released in theatres in July 2019. In 'Mr and Mrs Mahi,' she will be seen playing a cricketer, with the film set to hit theatres on May 31.