It was an emotional moment for Janhvi Kapoor to begin the promotions of her debut Dhadak, the Hindi adaptation of the Marathi hit Sairat, a film, she says her mother, veteran star Sridevi, wanted her to be a part of. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Dhadak is the official adaptation of Nagraj Manjule's critically-acclaimed film and is produced by Karan Johar.
Janhvi's debut comes a few months after Sridevi's sudden death at the age of 54 in February. "I saw 'Sairat' with mom at home and I remember telling her 'I wish that this was my first film and I could do something like it'. Me and mom had this big discussion on how she wanted a role like this for me and then you (Karan) called and it happened," Janhvi told reporters at the trailer launch event of Dhadak.
When asked if she had received any tips from her, Janhvi, with a lump in her throat, said, "I definitely miss her today... The biggest and the most helpful tip is to work hard and feel every emotion."
On whether her father, producer Boney Kapoor, gave her a piece of advice for her first film, the 21-year-old said, "He didn't give any tips but he has given me a lot of love and support, which is far more important."
While the original film featured Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, the adaptation will see Janhvi and Ishaan Khatter as young lovers. Janhvi said she has treated her character differently from the one in Sairat. "W...