Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late veteran actress Sridevi is facing a lot of wrath over nepotism row. The star kid who is set to debut with Karan Johar’s Dhadak, helmed by Shashank Khaitan recently opened up about the raging debate in an interview.
As soon as the trailer of Dhadak was released, a section of social media users started slamming it over ‘poor’ remake of Marathi film, Sairat. Some even didn’t approve rehashing of two original songs and casting of Janhvi in the flick. Netizens criticised Karan Johar for being a launch pad for star kids. Reacting on the debate, Janhvi in an interview with Reuters said she understands people are pissed off but at least she needs a chance.
The newbie said, ”I underestimated how angry people are. They are pissed off. But I can’t judge. I can understand where their frustration is coming from. It must be hard. I do feel cornered and bullied at times. Like, “why are you so angry?” Maybe I suck, but give me a chance.”
Janhvi admits there are more talented people around and they feel discouraged to see a star kid bagging a film. However, at the same time, she also says that it is a big deal even for her and she can’t let it go. ”I feel a responsibility towards them as well. I understand that you feel like you have been robbed of an opportunity that has been handed to me. I’m sure there are people who are more talented than me, and more good-looking than me – I promise you there are. But I am not going to pass on this opportunity just because… (trails off). It’s a big deal for me. Why the hell should I give it up?,” she said
Janhvi says she needs to work ten times harder as there is certain kind of perception around kids from the industry. ”The only thing I can do is value it and make the most of it. It is wrong and messed up if I take advantage of it, am complacent and think it is my birthright to be here. I know it is not. I know I need to earn people’s love. I know I need to work ten times harder because there is a stigma attached to how I’ve gotten this opportunity,” she said.
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