Janhvi Kapoor is leaving no stone unturned in the department of spreading the word of her dream Bollywood debut, Dhadak, a film which has Beyond The Clouds star Ishaan Khatter essaying its male lead. Now that Dhadak, which is an official adaptation of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat, is just a little over a week away from its release, its leading duo is promoting their film like there’s no tomorrow.
Additionally, as one would remember when Karan Johar unveiled the first posters of the flick, the Dharma head honcho received a ton load of flak from the Twitterati and some even went on to call the man a hypocrite. As, at the time, on one hand, he was judging India’s Next Superstar along with Simmba director Rohit Shetty and he was launching star kids on the other. This act was re-enforcing KJo’s image of the flag-bearer of, as he himself calls it calls it, the “N” word.
Speaking in the context of that very word, when Janhvi was asked whether she feels the wrath of the social media Janata due to that, she said that, “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.”
To which, she added that, “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…. It’s a big deal for me. Why the hell should I give it up? 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, being 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.”
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